Monday, January 24, 2011

DAY 523 - You Despair, God Prepares!

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Today's Reading: 1 Samuel 27
Please read 1 Samuel 27 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf. (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

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Please click the links below to 1 Samuel 27:
But David thought to himself, "One of these days I will be destroyed by the hand of Saul. The best thing I can do is to escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will give up searching for me anywhere in Israel, and I will slip out of his hand."
1 Samuel 27: 1

Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, "Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!"
1 Samuel 13: 19

See how despairing David was that he had to flee; he knew that Saul would kill him if he was still around. See how God prepared David for a greater use in the land of his exile, because David learned the secret of making swords and spears in the land of Philistines!

Many times, God prepares us during those times of sorrowful moments. Do you know why? Because we are most teachable in those moments; our pride will often get in the way when we are secure and satisfied! Pray for those moments when they come so that you can be a more "teachable" disciple of Christ! And because we are teachable, we can enter into His preparations!

Jesus says, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 5: 1

I was so moved today in that Spirit-filled, powerful, historical, meaningful and beautiful Installation of our new Primate, Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje!

The powerful sermon of the Primate of Burundi, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, drawing our attention to the story in 2 Kings of how Elijah passed the baton to his disciple Elisha. And, how God used Archbishop Kolini to pass the baton to Archbishop Rwaje today.

The President of Rwanda, his Excellency Paul Kagame, gave a powerful speech of how he appreciated the work of the Anglican Church of Rwanda. He said, "Understanding and action goes together." He witnessed how the Anglican Church of Rwanda under the 13 years of the leadership of Archbishop Kolini had a lot of actions to build up the nation and people into peace and unity.

In the despair of the genocide of killing one million people in 100 days, the nation and all churches are coming together to take "action" to rebuild a nation of peace and unity.

So, if you are in despair, don't be discouraged. It might be the best moment for you to become "teachable" so that you can live out the Beatitudes of Jesus!

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5: 1

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to be a teachable disciple of you so that I can enter into your preparations. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Prayer items today:


Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng (Michelle)
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)
Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird (Janice), Rev. Simon Neill (Jo), Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)
Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)
Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)

Pray for one Rwanda or Anglican Mission bishop one day at a time:

The Most Rev. Onesphore Rwaje (Primate of the Anglican Church of Rwanda installed yesterday)

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time:

Family for All Nation (FANS)

Pastor-in-charge: Pastor Marcus Ho

Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christians to have daily devotion - a wonderful and intimate time with Jesus.

There are three reasons for you to use this blog as your daily devotion:
  1. A healthy spiritual diet - One chapter of the Bible daily. We really need at least one chapter of Bible daily so that we are well fed.
  2. A good example of Spiritual Journaling - What I have committed for 1,189 days(the Bible has 1,189 chapters) to write this daily post is not for teaching purposes but this is my daily spiritual journal - I write down what I hear from Jesus and how I experience His intimate relationship with me each day. I have launched a wide-spectrum research on daily devotion and have found out that there are less than 10% of Christians that are having daily devotion. Out of that 10%, many having daily devotion are doing so because of guilt (they know that they are Christians and need to have daily devotion and feel guilty if they don’t do that), duty (they need to fulfill their duty as a Christian) or study(lots of Christians primarily use their daily devotion as a time to study the Bible). I do pray and hope that you will make up your mind to have a relational daily devotion so that you can have an intimate time with Jesus. I pray that you will write your own spiritual journal as well.
  3. An online discipler – One of the reasons that so many Christians do not have daily devotion is because they do not have a discipler. A discipler can help them build up this basic element of discipleship when they first become Christians. The best way for you is to have a discipler to walk with you for a certain period of time so that daily devotion become a good habit. Or, you may have a small group of two to three people to encourage and be accountable to each other so that you won’t stop your daily devotion. I offer myself as your online discipler to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!

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