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 my second blog - Discipler 123:http://discipler123.blogspot.com/ You can also listen to my daily podcast in English and Cantonese through this new site.
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 600 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign yesterday and have started our 700 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.
The easiest way is to take one hour slot for the whole week then prayerfully remembering the ministry of ACiC(ACiC has two Networks: ACiC, Anglican Coalition in Canada and AI, Asian Initiative). You may use the whole hour in prayer or you can still do your work in your office but use as much time as you can to pray and the other time work prayerfully that hour to pray for our ministry. I deeply believe that this is a way to draw as much participation as we can in prayers. I encourage you to participate. We need you to join us! Trust in the power of prayers!
Please sign up for the 7th stage - 700 days **NEW link for the 7th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign (April 13 to July 21, 2011)
Today's Reading: 1 Chronicles 20
Please read 1 Chronicles 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 1 Chronicles 20:
- Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1 Chronicles 20&version=CUV
- NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1 Chronicles 20&version=NIV
- ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1 Chronicles 20&version=ESV
- Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1 Chronicles 20&version=MSG
1 Chronicles 20:1
What I've got from Jesus today is: Willing to delegate.
Leadership is about: training, equipping, delegate and coaching.
We do not know how David trained and equipped Joab as the general-in-command. But, we can see before this chapter David was the one who led his army and from this chapter on David delegated this job totally to Joab and he stayed in Jerusalem. This chapter starts with "In the spring, at the time when kings go off to was, Joab...". If you like to watch old time war movie like Lord of the Rings you know that king usually led the attack. So, David was setting a new paradigm for everybody to follow as a good leader three thousand years ago!
There are lot of leaders who do not know how to delegate. I was one of those not so long ago. We need to trust our leaders, release their gifts, confirm their contributions and let them fly! If you want to be a good leader, learn from David of his courageous delegation that his kingdom and God's kingdom can be extended. Well, coaching is another matter! That is the thing I did not know much a year ago and I am learning very hard recently!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be willing to delegate to release the gifts of our brothers and sisters. In Jesus name we pray . Amen.
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Bishop Chuck Murphy teaching on Theology of Stewardship: