Thursday, September 20, 2012

DAY 1128 - Why God Allows Suffering to His People?

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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 5

Please read Hosea 5 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 5:

Bible Study

Why God allows suffering to His people?
This is a very complicated question and may have various answers. The book of Job gives an answer that we should not ask "why" when those sufferings happen but to ask "How". This passage gives us another answer that God's people were misguided and trapped into idolatry by the same religious and political leaders who should have been guiding them back to the Lord.

Here in this chapter it gives two serious sins that they committed:
1. A spirit of prostitution: That is how they worshipped other gods.
2. Arrogance: Because of their pride they act like God.

That's why God gave them sufferings in order that some day they could earnestly seek Him and not other gods or rely on their own wisdom or power because they had become powerless. 
My Spiritual Journal

What I got from Jesus today is: Why God allows suffering to His people?

What I received from Jesus today is an invitation to have a self-examination whether we have committed that two sins. If we have, then we need to repent and to earnestly seek God.

Also, it is an invitation for us to be used by God to help those who are in these two sins to admit their sins, repent, confess, cleansed by the blood of Jesus and be willing to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord, Savior and King. Are you willing to do that for Jesus? 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Open our eyes so that we can be able to see our own sins, repent and coming back to you. Help us to be able to help others to do the same thing to come back to you and to accept you as their 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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