Thursday, October 18, 2012

DAY 1156 - Greedy! Cheat And Deceive!

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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: Micah 2

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

Please click the links below to Micah 2:

                English(NIV): 2&version=NIV1984

Bible Study

Micah pronounces doom and misery on those who were using their power and influence to take advantage of others in order to achieve their own selfish aims.  These were wealthy landowners who either bought or stole farms and houses, they cheated and deceived others in order to gain more property.  They were so consumed with greed that they did not care about the suffering they caused others. 

Micah adds a word of hope by announcing that God would spare a remnant, a small portion of faithful people, from Israel and Judah, who would return to the promised land following their time in exile.

What has their situation to do with you? Do you have those full of greedy and self-centered people surrounding you? How can you get out of that kind of insecurity, bitterness and darkness?  Have you ever happened to step into that similar kind of sins and not aware?

My Spiritual Journal

What I got from Jesus today is: Greed, cheat and deceive!
What I received from Jesus today is a warning to all of us not to fall into the similar sins of those people being greedy!

You'll never know if you are greedy. What I got from Jesus now is that you can check whether you are greedy with verse 1 of Psalm 23:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

If you really have Jesus as your Lord and Shepherd then you would become less and less greedy, less and less wanting to have all kinds of things and all kind of need because you are more and more satisfied. You will buy less and less belongings but will give more. You will not jealous for others success, plotting to take their positions and badmouthing other people.

If you are greedy then sooner or later cheating and deceiving would be your main lifestyle. And, you may have your own reasons telling yourself that you are not cheating and deceiving but just self-motivating towards your meaning of SUCCESS!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us not to become greedy that our lives are full of cheating and deceiving.  Lead us to be willing to follow you as our Lord and Shepherd. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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陶造我生命 Mold My Life

Pray for our AMiA bishops: 
The Rt. Rev. TJ Johnston, Jr. (Rees)
The Rt. Rev. Philip Hill Jones (Claudia)

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time:

St. Jude Apostolic Anglican Church, Indian Head, SK
Rector/Senior Pastor:  Rev. Tom Needham (Rosemary)

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)
Administrator: Rev. Dave DeJong(Megan)
Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice) 
Bishop's Assistant: Mrs. Michelle Ng (Silas) 
Treasurer: Mr. Andy Li(Amy)

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