Saturday, April 30, 2011

DAY 57 - Don't Spend Too Much on Your Outside! (Cantonese Podcast click here)

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Today's Reading: Mark 7

Please read Mark 7 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 you may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf.

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"Nothing outside a man can make him 'unclean' by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him 'unclean.' Mark 6: 31 - 32

What I received from Jesus today is very powerful: Don't spend too much on your outside!

We spend so much time and money of our outside look. Do I look good, does my car looks good, does my house look good, does my degree looks good... But, Jesus says today that we need to spend most of our time and money on letting Him to make us look good and really be good inside.

As you can see in the pictures above that my son Ignatius was sharing to Rick Warren how the Lord used Rick's sermon in my consecration on September 9, 2009 as one of the three signs for Him to go to Regent College and prepare himself to be an Anglican priest. I was asking Rick the same question I asked many leading leaders like John Stott, Reggie McNeal, Richard Peace, Terry Walling, John Drane and many more: What is the percentage of Christians having daily devotion? All of them including Rick Warren said, "It's less than 10%." Then next session a day later he told all participants, "If you do not have daily devotion for one day, you'll know the difference. If you do not have daily devotion for two days, your wife would know. If you do not have daily devotion for one week your whole church knows for the anointing would be away from you!" Wow, is that so?!

Don't spend much time on your outside but on the inside for as Eric Liddell(Chariots of Fire) says, "Do you know where does the power comes from? The power comes from within!"

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to spend more time on our inside. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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The sermon "The power is from within" by Rev. Eric Liddell(Chariots of Fire)

Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to encourage those who join our Disciplers 123 to have a place to start their daily devotion - a wonderful and intimate time with Jesus. There are three reasons for you to use this blog as your daily devotion:
  1. A healthy spiritual diet - One chapter of the Bible daily. We really need at least one chapter of Bible daily so that we are well fed.

  2. A good example of Spiritual Journaling - What I have committed for 1,189 days(the Bible has 1,189 chapters) to write this daily post is not for teaching purposes but this is my daily spiritual journal - I write down what I hear from Jesus and how I experience His intimate relationship with me each day. I have launched a wide-spectrum research on daily devotion and have found out that there are less than 10% of Christians that are having daily devotion. Out of that 10%, many having daily devotion are doing so because of guilt (they know that they are Christians and need to have daily devotion and feel guilty if they don’t do that), duty (they need to fulfill their duty as a Christian) or study(lots of Christians primarily use their daily devotion as a time to study the Bible). I do pray and hope that you will make up your mind to have a relational daily devotion so that you can have an intimate time with Jesus. I pray that you will write your own spiritual journal as well.

  3. An online discipler – One of the reasons that so many Christians do not have daily devotion is because they do not have a discipler. A discipler can help them build up this basic element of discipleship when they first become Christians. The best way for you is to have a discipler to walk with you for a certain period of time so that daily devotion become a good habit. Or, you may have a small group of two to three people to encourage and be accountable to each other so that you won’t stop your daily devotion. I offer myself as your online discipler to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!

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