Friday, July 26, 2013

DAY 195 - Don't Let Discouragement Swallow You

**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 Saturday July 20, 2013:
Leslie will be going home next Wednesday. There will be a thanksgiving gathering at Richmond Emmanuel Church on his birthday, August 23, 6p.m. to 7p.m. All are welcome!

Golden Verse 金句

When two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison. Acts 24:27

過 了 兩 年 , 波 求 非 斯 都 接 了 腓 力 斯 的 任 ; 腓 力 斯 要 討 猶 太 人 的 喜 歡 , 就 留 保 羅 在 監 裡 。
                                                                      使徒行傳  24:27            

Today's Reading: Acts 24

Please read Acts 24 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: Don't let discouragement swallow you

     What I received from Jesus today is a good reminder. Today is a catch up of this blog to my Discipler123 blog. Just an hour ago I completed that blog with the same chapter but different catch. Again, just like yesterday, it's a wonderful feeling that Jesus speaks a different passage when you open the Bible two time, just within an hour. You may click this link to the other message that I got from the same passage: (If you click this link not on July 26 then you need to go to the post of July 26 because this link is a daily link and not on a specific day)

     What I got from Jesus as in the topic of my Discipler123 blog is "The best defence". Yes, Paul had the best defence, a classic defence that any Christian leader can have, a good way for all of us to follow. But, after that best defence, nothing changed and he was in jailed for two years. Two years!

     If you were Paul, do you think you would be very much discouraged? Even you do so well, and are still in the same situation or even worse! We as leaders are so easily discouraged by what happen to us. I have seen too many leaders suffered and then discouraged, depressed, quitted and brought lots of hurt to their families and their churches. 

     Don't let discouragement swallow you! You need to be very clear that if God allows something to happen, there is a reason. You need to have a total trust in Him and that in His own time, everything will be well again. Yes, everything will be well in Him and in Him alone!  
Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us not to be discouraged trusting that in you everything will be well.   In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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