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全国40天禁食:第九天 National 40-day Fast : Day 9






~ 太 14:23 ~

Day 9 (15/08/12)

If we really do like, love or feel for someone, then very naturally we would love to be with that person, find time to spend with him, to talk with him and to listen to him talk; whatever we do or wherever we go, we would love to have that person beside us, is that not so?

Is that the way we are towards Jesus? Do we pray, praise, worship, come to church, read the Bible etc just to execute our “Christian” duties, or are we really concerned about spending time with Him, and just because we like to be with Him…? Do we really have a real relationship with God? May God have mercy…

No matter how tired or busy He was, Jesus would always come near to the Father, I think not because of wanting blessings or anointing, or to fulfill His religious responsibilities, but all because He has a very real loving relationship with the Father…

“After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone”
~ Matthew 14:23 ~

全国40天禁食:第八天 National 40-day Fast : Day 8





“33 就好像我,凡事都叫众人喜欢,不求自己的益处,只求众人的益处,叫他们得救。
11 你们该效法我,像我效法基督一样。”
~ 林前10:33-11:1 ~

Day 8 (14/08/12)

Why do we fight on? Why do we serve? Why do we run? Why do we persevere? Why do we press on…?
What is our motive? Why do we live the way we live…?

Are we a good example for others or the younger ones? Does our life show them the greatness, goodness and reality of our God? Do we show them we are running toward the goal without giving up, and thus encouraging to run together?

May God have mercy on us and guard us that we will really live out the likeness of Christ, that others can learn from our example to love and glorify God…

33 even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. 11 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. “
~ 1 Corinthians 10:33-11:1 ~

全国40天禁食:第七天 National 40-day Fast : Day 7


15 有的传基督是出于嫉妒纷争,也有的是出于好意。 16 这一等是出于爱心,知道我是为辩明福音设立的; 17 那一等传基督是出于结党,并不诚实,意思要加增我捆锁的苦楚。 18 这有何妨呢?或是假意,或是真心,无论怎样,基督究竟被传开了。为此我就欢喜,并且还要欢喜。”
~ 腓立比书1:15-18 ~




Paul said:
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.[a] 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice”
~ Philippians 1:15-18 ~

I really really like this attitude of Paul, how I desire to have such attitude and heart as well, to just serve and strive for God alone without any of my own fleshly desires and thinking, not to be concerned with what others are saying, and not to say anything about others. Honestly, many times we as the so-called Christians really lack the attitude and example of Christ in the things we do and say.

The Lord Jesus wants us to preach the Gospel, train up disciples, and not to spend our time noticing and judging what other churches or pastors are doing, finding faults with other churches, pointing fingers at their wrongs… The Lord Jesus has never called us to do all that! Too many times Christians really do not know God’s heart! What are we going to do with this kind of attitude when we get to heaven, or are we all not getting there at all…

Truly, as the Chinese proverb says “We all sprout from the same root, why in such a hurry to kill each other?”