Saturday, July 20, 2013

DAY 189 - I Love You!

IIf you can listen to Cantonese, please go to this link to "This week's sermon" for my preaching last Sunday(July 14). It's a very good one:

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**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 Friday July 19, 2013:
Leslie will be going home next week. I visited him today seeing him watching his younger sister Arale playing video games and could walked to the toilet himself with his mom's help. The only thing we worry is that he still can't eat and needs the tube to go through his nose to give him nutrition daily. He needs to learn how to eat in a month's time. Let's pray on till he can be completely recover and that Kenny can receive Jesus as his Savior and Lord and that he is willing to come to our Alpha Course in September and then baptized in December.

Golden Verse 金句

Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.     Acts 20:31

所 以 你 們 應 當 儆 醒 , 記 念 我 三 年 之 久 晝 夜 不 住 的 流 淚 、 勸 戒 你 們 各 人 。

                                                                      使徒行傳  20:31            

Today's Reading: Acts 20:27-38

Please read Acts 20:27-38 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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Chinese praise song -
祢讓我生命改變 You Transform My Life

Please click the links to Acts 20:27-38

     What I got from Jesus is: I love you!

     What I received from Jesus today is a big, big emotional loving embrace and confirmation. It is the way how Paul teaches us to say, "I love you!"

     I have helped many couples in the past 25 years of my priestly ministry to mend their broken marriage. When a couple comes to me with the hope that I can help them to mend their broken marriage, 20% won't work out but 80% of those couples have a renewed relationship with the Lord and with each others. The method I usually use are all here:
1. Jesus is Lord: mend the broken relationship with Jesus first. That's how Paul had been doing for three years to those elders. To bring them to Jesus and raise them up so that they can bring others to Jesus to experience Jesus is Lord. (vv. 18-28)

2. Satan is the one pulling us to have a broken relationship with God and with each others. Satan is the one who sends in his dark angels as wolves to eat us alive. We need to ask our Lord Jesus Christ to protect us and to equip us as "overseers/apostles" to protect God's people. (vv. 29-31) Don't let Satan to eat a husband and wife alive and to deceive them to eat each others alive.

3. It's always the giving that changes everything. Once a marriage is broken then both parties want to get as much as they want. 50% or more is "Mine"!
To live out to give than to receive is the first sign of a mended marriage.

4. I love you. See the deep affection and love that Paul and his leaders had. The tears, the kissing and the embracing. There won't be any tears, kissing and embracing in a broken marriage but looking at each other with hatred, hurting each others with words or anything one can use to hurt the other party, and not even shake hands, never embrace of course.

    I may not know you, but what you need to know is that you choose to read this blog and this is not a coincidence. I want to tell you that I love you and Jesus loves you. Live out the message today and to use today's message to help those whose marriage is in severe attack by Satan. Help them to understand the importance of these four points and to live that out. Then, everything will be well! Yes, everything will be well. In Jesus, everything will be well!  

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to be able to receive today's message and to live it out. Also, lead us to help other people to live it out.  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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