Sunday, March 6, 2011

DAY 564 - One More Example of Not Finishing Well

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:
You can also listen to my first podcast in this new blog now. Click now and you can hear my daily podcast in both English and Cantonese. I just posted the Cantonese version today (March 3)as a sample, the English version will start on March 6.

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!

Please sign up for the 6th stage - 600 days
**NEW link for the
6th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign(January 3 to April 12, 2011)

Today's Reading: 1 Kings 13
Please read 1 Kings 13 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 13:
He cried out to the man of God who had come from Juday, "This is what the Lord says: 'You have defied the word of the Lord and have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you...Therefore your body will not be buried in the tomb of your fathers.'"
1 Kings 13: 21-22

So what could cause a leader to not finishing well?

Fail to obey God's Word!

This man of God was a real prophet. The prophecy he had concerning with a good king his name was Josiah happened 300 years later (2 Kings 23: 15-20); This man of God showed the power to the king that the authority was from God.

What happened to him that an old prophet tempted him was a very strange story. It doesn't mean that he lost his eternal life (according to commentators) but God stopped his work because he chose not to obey His command.

What I received from Jesus today is that in our life time we are going to face numerous temptations. Those temptations are tests and challenges to "help" us to finish well!

Loss of God's Word or receiving God's Word but not obeying it makes us not able to finish well! It is so wonderful that we have this chapter on the day that we launch our Discipler 123 Campaign. How important it is for us to read the Word of God daily and to obey his Word daily! We desperately need more Disciplers to help more Christians to have daily devotion and stay on guard for each others.

Take a step of trust to sign up as a Discipler 123 now!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help more brothers and sisters to take a step to sign up as a Discipler 123. 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. Philip Hill Jones (Claudia)

The Rt. Rev. Louis Muvunyi (Winnie)

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

St. Simon’s, North Vancouver

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

Honorary Assistant priest: Rev. John Lombard (Beverly)

Deacon: Rev. Ron Gibbs (Beverly)

Youth Pastor: Jill Cardwell

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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