Is The Picture Perfect?

IDOK DEVOTION for Friday, July 20, 2007

Hardly! And certainly, it was not painted by someone famous. Not even by one who thought she could. With each stroke of the brush she belittled her work; she struggled to keep it on the easel – but she did. At day’s end, it was finished; now it’s a testimony, year after year, for when she thinks she cannot, she knows with time and instruction, she can.

Placing our Time and our Trust in the Great Instructor makes all things possible.

Mark 10: 27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

It may be hard right now and you may be thinking of scrapping the ‘canvas’ and putting away your ‘paint’ and your ‘brushes’. Please, Don’t! Give GOD your trust in this and wait to see what He ‘frames’ up for you.

Father, thank You that with You the impossible is possible. Thank You that You enable us to do more than we think we can. Thank You that You take the drawings and paintings and even the scribblings of our lives and You frame them into something of Beauty. Thank You Father, You are AWESOME. I ask You today to encourage and bless every soul who reads these words to trust You and give You all the times of their lives. And now we bring these precious ones and we pray for their health and wealth and that they may prosper according to Your Riches in Christ Jesus. We continue to ask You to protect our IDOK Troops in mind and body and spirit and to bring them home to us safe and sound and more in love with You than when they deployed. Not only in Iraq but other places we ask for Your Intervention. We know that corruption and evil is rampant but You are still in control and You are still our God so we pray for peace and successful conclusions to these conflicts. And we pray for revival in America. And all this we ask in Jesus Mighty Name.
Lisa W. John Thomas. Cole. Gary and Becky. Erby’s family. Tonya and family. Melannie and family. Taylor & family. Anita. Kathy. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Jennifer and Kevin. Cathy. Mitch and wife. Toy and family. Katelyn. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Jennifer L and family. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Randy and Vivian and Chase. Chris. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Martha F and Bob. Rev and Mrs. Carpenter. Allyson and Glen and family and Kaitlyn. Brittney and Kersten and family. Marcia and Larry and family. Sharron and girls. Frankie and girls. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Billy and Gina and boys. Lance and family. Grace and family. Tressa and Brad and family. Cindy K and family. Cindy L and family. Chuck. Windy and Jared and families. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Chad and Brittany and family. Mollie and family. Jenny. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Christian. Cecil. Laura and family. Mary. Doris. Chassidy. Lisa M and Family.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild. Every IDOK Pastor and Family. Every IDOK church. Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops – Tim. Lee. Mack. The 226. Shaun. Ethan. Tommy. Christopher. Raul. Troy. Desi. Robert. Billy. Brad. Josh. George. Jonathan. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Hawk. Tommy T. Brant W.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony. Hector
Military at home adjusting – Danny. Drew.
Civilian in Country – Mike.

As I post this it is 88°F and clear in Balad, Iraq & the time there is 2:56 AM ADT – on July 20, 2007

This devotion is available in CARD form absent the prayer and names, of course,


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