Saturday, March 12, 2011

DAY 570 - What Did Elijah Do After His Greatest Spiritual Victory?

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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 19
Please read 1 Kings 19 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 19:
Elijah came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, Lord," he said. "Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors."
1 Kings 19: 4

Jesus asked me a very tough question: What did Elijah do after a spiritual victory?

This was what Elijah did (Please compare to my blog yesterday regarding the mistake I used to make):
1. He was very discouraged from not receiving the reward from the king; and the queen wanted to kill him.
2. He forgot to pray but ran because God did not 'beamed him out' (rescued him) like the first time.(18: 12)
3. He experienced a severe burn-out. Maybe it was because of his pride using the power in him to run like "Superman"! (18: 46)
4. He crashed and wanted to quit, to die! (19: 4)

How did God gave him renewal to stand up again and to fight for the Lord?
1. He rested and ate. (19: 5 - 8)
2. He traveled 40 days according to God's instruction, direction and destination. (19: 8)
3. God opened his eyes to see what's wrong with him. (19: 9 - 14)
4. God gave him fresh anointing so that he could anoint two kings! (19: 15 - 16)
5. God gave him a helper and successor Elisha so that he could finish well. (19: 16)
6. God gave him security so that not only would henot be killed but his line would not be cut off. (19: 17)
7. God told him that he was not the only one left but rather that God reserved seven thousand to encourage him that he would not be alone. (19: 18)

Have you been faced with similar kinds of discouragement, making you close to almost quitting? How could Elijah's experience help you not to fall into Satan's trap of "quitting" next time? How could you use this example to help someone around you not to quit but be filled and renewed?

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for the immense encouragement to help me focus on you and follow your guidance. Help me to stay on your path with you so that I won't step into the trap of the spirit of discouragement again. 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:

Jericho Road Church, Port Alberni

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)

Assistant Pastor: Rev. Brad Frey (Julia)

Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Dave Dejong (Megan)

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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