Saturday, October 6, 2012

DAY 1144 - Is Your Lifestyle Worthy to Be A Disciple of Christ?!

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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: Amos 4

Please read Amos 4 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 Amos 4:

Bible Study

We have a heavy message in this chapter. In the beginning of this chapter Amos refers to the arrogant, upper-class women as the "cows of Bashan". As these women drand their wine and lived a luxury lifestyle and urged their husbands to live the same lifestyle. Amos prophesied those women would be taken captive and led away like cattle by Assyrian armies.

Time and time again God had sent difficulty and disaster in order to convince the people to repent, to turn from their sin, and return to him.  However, nothing persuaded the people to abandon their corrupt lifestyle. As a result, they ultimately would face God's judgment. 

My Spiritual Journal

What I got from Jesus today is: Is your lifestyle worthy to be a disciple of Christ?!

What I received from Jesus today is a warning to our lifestyle, a lifestyle worthy to be called disciples of Christ!

This modern world teaches us to live in a kind of luxury lifestyle.  We have been trained well to have everything bigger, better and more, more and more!

I have been trained well in my early days in Hong Kong to have that kind of corrupt lifestyle for years and years.  And, I have been trying hard to change my lifestyle so that I am worthy to be a disciple of Christ. Not easy! How about you?

There are five repetitions of "yet you have not returned to me". In here, return to God needs our lifestyle to be changed! Wow! Is that heavy to you?

It's time to kneel down before the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ asking Him to change your lifestyle to be more like a disciple of Him before we even talk about a lifestyle of Christlikeness! 

Dear Holy Spirit,
Come and shine on us that we can see whether we are living in a lifestyle worthy to be your disciples.  Help us to be more like you in our daily lifestyle.  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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