This blog is to help you to have a daily intimate personal relationship with Jesus
and to be able to memorize one golden verse everyday.
We will cover New Testament in one year(Dec.1,2012 to Nov. 30,2013),
Old Testament in another year(Dec.1,2013 to Nov. 30,2014)
Golden Verse 金句
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Mark 6: 31
"你 們 來 ， 同 我 暗 暗 的 到 曠 野 地 方 去 歇 一 歇 。"
馬可福音 6: 31
Today's Reading: Mark 6:30-56
Please read Mark 6:30-56 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 my Devotion on Fire blog:
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What I got from Jesus is: Come with me to get some rest!
This passage consists of two miracles. One is the feeding of the five thousand and the other is Jesus walking on the water. Every Christian wish to experience this kind of miracle, even if just one in their lifetime and that would be enough. But, not many aware of what happened before those two miracles!
So, if you wish to experience more miracles of how Jesus works with you then you need to focus more on those happening before the two miracles.
1. "Jesus said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But..." Mark 6:31-32
Jesus' called his apostles to go with him alone to a quiet, solitary place and get some rest, and they went. But they had to serve those thousands of people because of Jesus compassion. They postponed their resting and praying.
2. After leaving them, Jesus went up on a mountainside to pray.
Jesus needed to be alone to take some rest and pray.
There are more and more pastors and leaders experiencing burnout, depression and even quit their jobs or ministries. Why? Because there are too many "doing" but so few "being"! You can't be a Martha if you do not start to be a Mary first. You can't work and work in the name of Jesus thinking that you are helping him to build your church if you do not have that daily intimate personal relationship with Jesus. Resting and praying with Jesus!
Jesus called me using the same words as he told his apostles in June 2009. I listened and obeyed and to start using two to three hours a day to rest with Jesus and pray, then write my blogs and record my podcasts.
Please click this link toto read how Jesus called me to get some rest with him daily 3 1/2 ago
Without these 3 1/2 years of daily resting, listening and praying, I think I am gone long time ago. Why? Because too many things to "do", too many crisis and too many pastors, leaders and people to serve. With this daily resting with Jesus and in Jesus, all those things have become my challenges raising me to a new level to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. And I am more and more restful, peaceful, joyful, and more ready to listen and obey to our Lord's command. He is my Lord, my Savior and my King!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for calling me to enter into this most joyful and peaceful daily resting time with you. Lead me to be able to help more brothers and sisters to understand and practice this important lifestyle daily so that we won't experience burnout because of too much "doing" but blessed by you because of our being with you daily. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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