Monday, September 17, 2012

DAY 1125 - The Way Out from Depression!

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**1100 DAYS of prayers now!!!
Please sign up for the new 11th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign,
I need your prayers!!!
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**NEW link for the 11th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign(from August 25 to December 03, 2012).

The easiest way is to take one hour slot for the whole week. What you need to do is very simple. Choose one dayThe easiest way is to take one hour slot for the whole week to pray for me, my family and my ministry, 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 you 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. This campaign is also to teach you that you need somebody to pray for you daily. I have been prayed for hourly the past 1,100 days and I have never experienced this kind of peace and protection before. It's just beyond words can express. If I did not listen and obey to Jesus call 1,100 days ago to start this prayer movement, I think I would be pulled into darkness and discouragement already! I deeply believe that this is a way to draw as many participation as we can in prayers. I encourage you to participate. We need you to join us! Trust in the power of prayers!

Today's Reading: Hosea 2

Please read Hosea 2 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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Purify My Heart

Chinese praise song -
你的寶血 It’s Your Blood

Please click the links below to Hosea 2:

Bible Study

Hosea gives a picture that the nation is the wife and mother and the individual Israelites are the children who have turned to idol worship.  The people must repent, and the nation must turn from their "lovers" (2:5), which were the various Canaanite gods, and return to the true God.

If they do not return, then God will put obstacles in their way, not to destroy them, but to make them realize it would be better to return to God. 

In God's time, he would graciously give Israel an opportunity to return to him.  Just like he did in the exodus, when God brought his people out of slavery in Egypt and led them into the desert so he could give them his law and lead them to the promised land.  God desired to bring them out of their sin into a new desert, where he would guide, teach and restore them. And he would restore Israel to a covenant relationship as husband and wife and they they could enjoy harvest again.  

My Spiritual Journal

What I got from Jesus today is: Don't commit spiritual adultery!

What I received from Jesus today is the solution to depression. There are so many people nowadays in depression.  They cannot sleep, they cannot eat, they cannot do normal things and they hide themselves behind a wall not willing to go out to meet people. Some of them spend lots of money in their various healing process but still cannot come out of their depression.  Why?

We have the answer today:

Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes;
 I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.
She will chase after her lovers but not catch them;
 she will look for them but not find them.
 Then she will say,
 'I will go back to my husband as at first,
 for then I was better off than now.'
She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil,
 who lavished on her the silver and gold - which they used for Baal.

                                                           Hosea 2: 6-8

Wall! Walls! God will wall them!

If you do not know how to offer what you belongs to God and to offer to other "gods", watch out! 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Open our eyes to see! To see who are those "gods" we as human beings have spent all our lives to worship but not you! Help us to be able to enter into that daily intimate personal relationship that we will never be depressed but powerfully and joyfully worshipping you and serving you as our only God, Lord, Savior and King.   In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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Chinese praise song -
陶造我生命 Mold My Life

Pray for our AMiA bishops:
The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy, III (Margaret)
The Rt. Rev. Sandy Greene (Gigi)

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time:
Christ the Redeemer, Pender Harbour
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Jen Morgan (Ken)
Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Carolyn Spence

Prayer items today:


Bishop: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng (Michelle)

Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng(Michelle), Rev. Peter Klenner(Jenny),
Rev. Ed Hird (Janice), Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)

Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

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

Treasurer: Mr. Andy Li(Amy)

Secretary: Rev. Dave DeJong(Megan)

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