Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DAY 179 - Hardships Is A Must!

**NEW link for the  14th: 13th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign (We are going to use this 13th list leads up to the 14th. 13th from March 15 to June 22, 2013. 14th from June 22 to August 31, 2013)

Update  for Leslie  Monday July 8, 2013 from Kenny:
He did great! Go outside 2 times and walked over 120 steps. Physio planning to let him try more day by day.

Golden Verse 金句

strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

                                      Acts 14:22 

堅 固 門 徒 的 心 , 勸 他 們 恆 守 所 信 的 道 ; 又 說 : 我 們 進 入 神 的 國 , 必 須 經 歷 許 多 艱 難 。

                                    使 徒 行 傳 14:22

Today's Reading: Acts 14

Please read Acts 14 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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Please click the links to Acts 14

     What I got from Jesus is: Hardship is a must!
     What I got from Jesus today is a warning to all of us that it is normal for disciples of Jesus to go through hardships. It is so good for Paul and Barnabas to strengthen and encourage those new Christians in the three cites they went not long time ago. But, the content of the strengthening and encouragement was not those things they wanted to hear. The content of their message is to tell them that what they were facing and what they were about to face and continuous to face are hardships.

     What do you think? Do you want to hear about that? Do you think that kind of message is about strengthening and encouraging? Yes, that's the best strengthening and encouraging. Take a look at three things they needed to face with those hardships:
1. They needed their own elders. Elders in today's world are priests or pastors. Do you know you need your priests/pastors to take care of you? Or, do you think you can live on your own because you don't need them?

2. You need to follow the example of Paul and Barnabas to fast and pray so that you can be able to face with those hardships.

3. You need to know that only our Lord Jesus Christ can take you through all those hardships. That's why Paul and Barnabas committed them to the Lord.

   Well, that's why you need to be connected to that three points in order to survive your hardships.  

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to understanding that we need our priests. Help us to be able to fast and pray and that we have to totally committed to you and you alone. Yes, you alone.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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