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Today's Reading: 1 Timothy 4
Please read 1 Timothy 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 my Devotion on Fire blog:
You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.
不 可 叫 人 小 看 你 年 輕 ， 總 要 在 言 語 、 行 為 、 愛 心 、 信 心 、 清 潔 上 ， 都 作 信 徒 的 榜 樣 。
提 摩 太 前 書 4:12
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
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What I got today from Jesus is: Set a good example
What I got from Jesus today is an encouragement to us for setting a good example in the midst of all kinds of bad examples as describes in the first part of this chapter.
Yes, there are false teachers, liars and all kinds of bad guys surfacing around us. Paul tells us to be careful of their deceitful tactics so that we won't become one of those. But, the most important thing is that we need to set a good examples to see that there is hope in local church. There is hope everywhere when Jesus is there.
We need to have a something we always forget. There are quite a number of Christians spending lots of time in their church and various ministries, but their family is a mess. Broken relationship and broken families are everywhere.
Paul in this passage says one of the quality of a overseer(bishops) is that they need to be able to have good and submissive children. So, it is talking about me because I am a bishop? Well, may be, but I think it apply to all Christian leaders. Because you can see same quality is required of women deacon (verse 12).
Do you know the secret to have good children and family? It is prayers. Lots of prayers, not only from you and your spouse, from other people. You know, the major area Satan attacks to a Christian leader is on his or her family. Thank you for your continuous prayers to me and my family (if you have not done so, please click the link on top of this page to join in praying for me and my family. Without your prayers, I don't think Ignatius and Athanasius can have a continuous renewal in their lives. And please pray for our future daughter-in-law, Anna Suk. She is a Korean also studying at Regent College together with Iggy. Please continue to pray for Michelle's health that her leukeimea will not come back.
Do you want to have blessed ministry? If you, you need to ask more people to pray for a blessed family.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to understand the reality that Satan would not let go of attacking our family. Protect our family and lead us to ask for more prayers for our family. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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