Tuesday, March 1, 2011

DAY 559 - God Is So Humorous And Challenging

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.

Praise the Lord that we completed our 500 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign! We have a new link for you to sign for the new stage. You really need to join us now to pray! The easiest way is to take one hour slot for the whole week. We need you to join us! Trust in the power of prayers!

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6th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign(January 3 to April 12, 2011)

Today's Reading: 1 Kings 8
Please read 1 Kings 8 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 Kings 8:
King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted.
1 Kings 8: 5

God was so humorous and challenging this morning. It is unbelievable. I landed at LAX around 9p.m., drove to the hotel at 10:30p.m., start writing my blog around 11:30p.m. and slept at 2a.m.. If you have not read my blog yesterday, then you really need to do it now before reading this because you will not understand what I am talking about.

When I woke up in the morning, opened the window and took a deep breath, wow, right in front of me was a big MALL! I do not know at all that the hotel is so close next to a mall! I have never in my life stayed in a hotel so close to a MALL; Yet I can not buy anything until Easter Sunday as a way of fasting that I believe Jesus calls me to! Can you guess how I felt, looking at the mall (shown above) in front of my hotel window! Oh God, you are so humorous, funny and challenging. I did well in not going inside the mall or any mall after school.

When I read today's chapter, Jesus asked me to replace the word "ark of the Lord" and "the Tent of Meeting" to "your favorite store" and "the MALL" and read it. I don't want to write it down here for it does not look good. What I received from Jesus is a painful reality that if you pull out your VISA statement and count how much you bought last month and compare with how much you offered to the Lord. Then, the MALL is the real place we have been worshiping and we offered "so many sheep and cattle that we could not be recorded or counted!"

This is not a joke but a revelation from the Holy Spirit of our sin for we have worshipped the "MALL" instead of God! Let us repent do not worship the "MALL" anymore! Let us sing "I run to you" and not "I run to the MALL"!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for your humorous and funny challenge to me this morning. Help me to worship you alone. 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 Rt. Rev. Alexis Bilindabagabo (Grace)

The Rt. Rev. Terrell Lyles Glenn, Jr. (Teresa)

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

Toronto Emmanuel Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Edmund Ho (Cecilia)

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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