Monday, February 28, 2011

DAY 558 - Are You The Same As Solomon?

This newly designed key chains will be given to all members of ACiC/AI churches on the first Sunday of March (March 6, 2011). Please click this link to see a sample of my second blog to create a momentum for the launching of Discipler 123:

What is Discipler 123?
A campaign starting on the first Sunday of March for three months. It is for one Discipler gathering two friends to meet once a week to have devotion with them and encourage them to have daily devotion all through the three months from March through May.

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Today's Reading: 1 Kings 7
Please read 1 Kings 7 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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What I heard from Jesus today is: Are you the same as Solomon?

Almost everyone criticizes the attitude of Solomon when they know that Solomon used 13 years to build his palace and only 7 years to build God's temple. And Jesus said today, "Are you the same as Solomon? Why do you judge Solomon and in fact you are worse than he was? How much do you offer to me each week and how much you spend on yourself?"

Wow! That is a big challenge! I think from now on Michelle and I need to have a book recording how much we spend on ourselves as in eating out, buying things, touring etc. and how much we offer to the Lord each week.

Why do we judge Solomon and in fact we may offer $200 a week but spend $500 or more a week!

Thank you Lord for this new paradigm shift and challenge today.

Oh, the Lord keeps on revealing something deep down in my heart. I am kneeling in the hotel room(I arrived at Pasadena, California just two hours ago for my last Fuller D. Min. course under Professor Terry Walling. The course will be from tomorrow till Friday) singing "You are my all in all" and my heart beats fast and loud! Jesus revealed to me since 1980 I started my job in the Music Office of the Hong Kong Government and my first American Express, I became a big spender. The Lord reminded me of a song in the TV to promote lavish spending and the title of the song is "I am a big spend-er". The Lord challenge me not to buy anything for myself from tomorrow until Easter Sunday! Wow! I have never tried this before. Pray for me that I am not going to buy anything for myself, no clothes, pant, tie, CD, DVD, shoe etc.. I need your prayer to do this kind of Daniel fasting!

The Key Word I received just now from our Lord Jesus Christ is:

Offer more to God
Spend less for myself

Dear Lord Jesus,
I am speechless when you challenge me like that. Help me to love you more than myself. 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 and Anglican Mission bishop one day at a time:

The Most Rev. Yong Ping Chung (Julia)

The Rt. Rev. Augustin Ahimana (Claudine)

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

St. Barnabas Mission, Waterford, Ontario

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Susan Zakamarko (Peter)

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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