Saturday, July 13, 2013

DAY 183 - Surprised by Joy! 4 Times in 8 hours!

**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 Wednesday July 10, 2013:
Today is a great day for Leslie because team members of Canucks visited him. And, he had a long, long walk outside. 

Golden Verse 金句

Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.

                                      Acts 16:34

於 是 禁 卒 領 他 們 上 自 己 家 裡 去 , 給 他 們 擺 上 飯 。 他 和 全 家 , 因 為 信 了 神 , 都 很 喜 樂 。

                                    使 徒 行 傳 16:34

Today's Reading: Acts 16:16-40

Please read Acts 16:16-40 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 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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Please click the links to Acts 16:16-40

     What I got from Jesus is: Surprised by joy! 4 times in 8 hours!
     Have you experienced that kind of surprised joy three times in six hours?Well, I think that is six hours because the "Saving Private Ryan" operation by an angel happened about midnight and then when it was daylight Paul and Silas were being released from the prison. Approximately eight hours time.

1st joy: The jailer wanted to kill him thinking that all prisoners had escaped but found out that they were still there. From death to life - JOY!

2nd joy: The jailer and his family all received Jesus. They were filled with joy that they had not experienced before.

3rd joy: The jailer knew that Paul and Silas could officially be released early in the morning.

4th joy: The jailer witness the courage of Paul that he insisted to stay in the prison until the officers came to say sorry.

     Verse 31 is a very famous verse "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - you and your household." We are called to lead more people to experience this joy through salvation. How well are you doing this Kingdom ministry?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to be able to help more people to experience this kind of joy surpassing everything we know or experience. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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Daily Devotion on Fire(3 years and 3 months plan, one chapter a day to finish reading the whole Bible): 

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Emmanuel330 (40 weeks First Step Bible Study, with English and Cantonese podcast): 

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