Monday, April 4, 2011

DAY 593 - God Is Negotiable but We Are Not!

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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: 2 Kings 20

Please read 2 Kings 20 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 2 Kings 20:

Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, "Remember, O Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 2 Kings 20: 2 - 3

"It is a simple matter for the shadow to go forward ten steps," said Hezekiah. "Rather, have it go back ten steps." Then the prophet Isaiah called upon the Lord, and the Lord made the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz. 2 Kings 20: 10 - 11

Today is very special for I waited for Jesus' answer of my question as to the title today for 10 hours before I wrote this post. I usually work from 8a.m. to 10p.m. on Sundays and was so tired yesterday when I went home at 10:30pm ready to write my two blogs and had my two podcasts. But I didn't have a better clue to what I've received from this chapter. So I decided to go to bed. God is good for He knew that I did not have strength to work for another two hours. I woke up just half an hour ago to pray and wait for an answer from the Lord of what He wanted me to tell you in this chapter. What I received yesterday to prepare for this chapter is just a question:

Is God negotiable?

The answer I just got 10 minutes ago from Jesus is this:

Yes, God is negotiable but lots of time we as human beings are not negotiable!

So I changed today's title to: God is negotiable but we are not!

The example of how God listened to Hezekiah's prayer and granted him 15 more years and giving him a miracle as sign to confirm His message was unusual or even impossible. To move the time back? Did it really happen? Well we need to believe that God really did it. And some scientists said it did happen in those years around 712B.C.. To prove whether it really happened in human history of the moving back of the time is not the point that we need to care about. The point is God is negotiable but Jesus told me that human beings do not do the same thing to him because we are non-negotiable!

"which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7: 9-12

The sad thing is after God saves us, then we do not do the same thing to God. Hezekiah was so proud of his success and forgot that everything he had was from God and did not honor God before the king of Babylon but just to show him everything he got! Hezekiah's pride made him non-negotiable because he forgot everything he had was from God including his own life of 15 more years. He forgot that God will not be negotiable, and that God told Hezekiah that everything he had would be gone. Hezekiah did not repent but just thought of his own well being. How sad! How sad!

Yes, God is negotiable but tour pride of us always make us non-negotiable!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you for your love! Forgive me of my pride and how I am not negotiable to you and my brothers and sisters. Help me to understand that I have nothing if you do not give me those things. You are my Savior, my Lord and my King! Thank you Lord for your word of wisdom today! In Jesus name we 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)

Bishop's Assistant: Mrs. Michelle Ng (Silas)

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:

Richmond Emmanuel Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rt. Rev.SilasNg (Michelle)

Teaching Pastor: Pastor Eliza Poon (Harry)

Youth Pastor: Pastor Joshua Siu (Rachel)

English/Children: Mr. Jim Kelly (Margaret)

Music Ministry: Miss Emily Yeung

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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