by Judi Chow
Thank you for calling me to labor no matter on the field across the globe or at the office.
Thank you for Your promise to be with me always to the ends of the world.
Thank you for helping me to give up the familiar comfort and security in exchange for an opportunity to share and show Your love.
Thank you for giving me zealousness in proclaiming the Gospel.
Thank you also… when I seem to be burning out and waiting for Your healing hand’s touch.
Lord, touch me, heal me, embrace me now.
Lord, please show Your mercy when I am suffering from discouragement and misunderstanding.
Enable me to experience Your love so I can love my “enemy” once again.
Empower me to forgive as You have forgiven me.
Enlighten me to see the situation from both sides.
Nourish me with Your Word and Work.
Remind me it is You Who is in control and not me.
Lord, speak to me; surround me with Your presence.
Lord, help me to use all my senses to communicate to the unreached the same way as with my family members and coworkers, so I may……
……listen patiently with my heart as well as my head,
……verbalize my expectations clearly and lovingly,
……express my respect and acceptance toward the other person,
……speak the truth in love and humility but with boldness,
……not compromise the message, but be flexible on the method of deliverance.
Lord, break me, mold me, refine me now.
Lord, help me to put You in the Center of my focus instead of the problem.
Elevate me to meditate on Your Word rather than men’s words.
Let me be satisfied by Your presence more than the work well done.
Allow me to die to self as I carry my cross to follow You each day.
Protect me from the evil one’s temptation.
Cleanse me from sinful and revengeful desires so I can continue to be Your servant.
Holy Lord, show me how to love myself so I can love others as I love You!
In Christ’s Name I pray,
by Judi Chow
Thank you for calling so many unknown missionaries laboring in remote villages as well as urban cities across the globe.
Thank you for Your promise to be always with them to the ends of the world.
Thank you for their willingness to give up the familiar comfort and security in exchange for an opportunity to share and show Your love to the lost.
Thank you for their zealousness in the proclamation of the Gospel.
Thank you also… for wounded soldiers awaiting Your healing hand’s touch.
Lord, touch them, heal them, embrace them now.
Lord, please show Your mercy to those who are suffering from discouragement and misunderstanding.
Enable them to experience Your love so they can love their “enemy” once again.
Empower them to forgive as You have forgiven them.
Enlighten them to see the situation from both sides.
Nourish them with Your Word and Work.
Remind them it is You Who is in control and not them.
Lord, speak to them, surround them with Your presence.
Lord, help them to use all their senses to communicate to the unreached the same way as with their family members and coworkers, so they may……
……Listen patiently with their heart as well as their head,
……Verbalize their expectations clearly and lovingly,
……Express their respect and acceptance of the other person,
……Speak the truth in love and humility but with boldness,
……Not to compromise the message, but be flexible on the method of deliverance.
Lord, break them, mold them, refine them now.
Lord, help them to put You in the Center of their focus instead of the problem.
Elevate them to meditate on Your Word rather than men’s words.
Let them be satisfied by Your presence more than the work well done.
Allow them to die to self as they carry their crosses to follow You each day.
Protect them from the evil one’s temptation.
Cleanse them from sinful and revengeful desires so they can continue to be Your servants.
Holy Lord, show them how to love themselves so they can love others as they love You!
In Christ’s Name,
This morning was a bit hazy but no rain, so I put on my running shoe for the 5k walk I’ve anticipated for a few days now. It is good to know that I am joining (thousands of?) people globally for one’s better health. With camera on my hand, let me share with you what I saw on my walk… too bad my camera went out on me when I reached the fishing village. As I look at my pedometer, it reads 11,528 steps at the time of this writing!
As I putted on the pedometer this morning, by the time I am writing this it reads I’ve walked 5,511 steps today. Not bad for a normal day of activities by just going to the office, grocery store, and coming home. Well, Hong Kong people tend to walk more since average people don’t have their own cars. We walked to the bus or MTR station from our apartment or office. Maybe I should do more intentional walking tomorrow as a preparation to do the 5k walk coming Saturday. I am doing it to keep healthy and hopefully I don’t need to take high blood pressure medication after I loss some weight by keeping up with my walk everyday.
My brother just gave me a pedometer yesterday and today I found this challenge from WordPress’s wwwp5k. The Hong Kong government had actually encouraging people to walk 8,000 steps a day to keep healthy and active. This actually exceeded the 5K requirement of 6,000-7,500 steps. April 4-10th? For your record, I shall start on the 9th walking from my apartment to a near-by beach. This should be doable and to think I am walking/running with a group of like-minded bloggers just makes this experience more enjoyable!
I’ve just talked with mom today, glad to hear her voice and knowing she is in good spirit. Thank God and your prayers, she regains some feelings on her thumb, index finger, and palm today. She is a bit shy that I have posted her photo with dad and sharing this event on the web for the world to know, but mom is grateful for all the prayers that helped her regain feelings on her left hand. Next Monday, my friend will take her to see a specialist to follow-up. Please continue to pray for her complete recovery. Miracles do happen everyday!
Thanks for all the prayers, emails, and phone calls showing your care and love. I am experiencing God’s peace and continue to focus on my missionary duty at this time.
I got a long distance call from my sister yesterday telling me mom got mugged on her way back home from church Sunday(Jan 16 2011) afternoon. As a missionary stationing miles across the Pacific in Hong Kong, what can I do but to pray and call up my friend in the area to help.
Mom is 78 years old, the robber came from behind snatched her purse while pushing her down the snow and concrete. Her friend walking in front of her thought she felt down by herself. Anyway, its was good that they were able to call up a friend who can speak English to call 911. Thank God that my dad was close by so he could get there to accompany my mom in the ambulance to the hospital. My mom had a dislocated shoulder and cracked upper left arm bone. As a result of the dislocating shoulder had damaged some nerves, she is experiencing numbness and not able to use her left arm at all. She needs to go to a specialist next week to see how long it takes for her arm to regain feeling and usage.
Thank God, that my mom didn’t experience PTSD; she was able to sleep after I prayed with her over the phone. Also she only lost her purse, nothing valuable since she had her keys and wallet inside her coat packet. My friend said this really discourage older people from going to church, specially when they have to walk in the snow!
Please pray for this missionary’s mom to get well soon and she can experience God’s presence and comfort through this event.
Thank God for this help to get me writing at least once a week by using this tool. This might actually work since I am not alone in this journey. A little discipline and a little friendly reminder can go a long way!