Saturday, August 24, 2013

DAY 222 - To Be A Patron of Many

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Golden Verse 金句

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well.
                                                                         Romans 16:1-2

我 對 你 們 舉 薦 我 們 的 姊 妹 非 比 , 他 是 堅 革 哩 教 會 中 的 女 執 事 。
 請 你 們 為 主 接 待 他 , 合 乎 聖 徒 的 體 統 。 他 在 何 事 上 要 你 們 幫 助 , 你 們 就 幫 助 他 , 因 他 素 來 幫 助 許 多 人 , 也 幫 助 了 我 。
                                                                        使徒行傳  16:1-2

Today's Reading: Romans 16

Please read Romans 16 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 Romans 16
     What I got today from Jesus is: To be a patron of many

     What I received from Jesus today is what I have been experiencing this week. We, a group of Rectors from seven AMiA churches gathering together for a weeks Mission Abbeys' leaders retreat. We have a group of seven brothers and sisters to be with us all time as a prayer team. Three men, all priests and four women. Everyday the four women prepared our breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinners. We were being severed royally. I have learned so much about hospitality because of this group of brothers and sisters. They all came to San Antonio, Texas using their time, money and everything just to serve us so that we can have a blessed time to prepare the future of AMiA to enter into a new chapter. And indeed, we are going to have a new chapter!

     Paul finished the book of Romans with a list of so many patrons, helpers, supporters, workers, colleagues. And, after all they are patrons, helping and supporting Paul to become Paul. In prayers, effort, money and everything you can imagine.

     How can you become a patron of many just as Phoebe? This is the question and invitation Jesus wants to give to you today. 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to become a good patron following Phoebe's good example.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

You may choose to follow my other daily blog: 

Discipler123(Daily Devotion, with English and Cantonese podcast)

This blog: Daily Devotion on Fire 2(One year New Testament): 

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

Break.Build(40 days daily devotion- First Baby Step for new Christians, with English and Cantonese podcast):

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

Bible in One Year blog by Rev. Nicky Gumbel

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