IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2007
I was listening to a young preacher yesterday and he had some good things to say. This statement stays with me the most:
There is nothing wrong with asking the question IF the question does not hinder us from obedience.
He did not elaborate the question but I can imagine. Could that question be WHY? Why God? Why did You allow this to happen? Why did You not stop this from happening? Why?
Folks have been criticized by well meaning friends for asking that question; for asking any form of that WHY question. But according to the young preacher’s statement well meaning friends may be wrong in their counsel to us. And we may be shouldering an unnecessary burden of guilt. We may be condemning ourselves for asking Why and maybe we should not.
Have you continued to obey even though that question of WHY keeps popping up? Have you continued to Praise Him, Trust Him and Love Him even though you don’t understand the happening? Yes? Then unload your burden of guilt today – there’s NO SIN in asking WHY. There’s only SIN when we ask why AND refuse to walk humbly with our God even though He does not tell us WHY!
Micah 6: 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Father, thank You that You are not offended with us or troubled when we ask why and continue to walk with You, continuing to obey and continuing to trust You. I pray You will use Your Word today to comfort and give strength to us.
And we come this morning again with the Wheeler Family as they participate in a Memorial Service for their daughter; comfort the family and friends and give Brandon strength as he sings, may it all be for Your Glory.
We continue to remember all these and our IDOK Troops asking that You protect them today in mind and body and spirit and that You bring them home to us safe and sound and that You bring this war to a successful conclusion. That You place in the Presidency of this Nation in 2008 who You have chosen for us – Lord, we want ‘David’ not ‘Saul’. Thank You Father and I pray that we as your people will KNOW and vote according to Your Direction to us. We pray for the peace of Israel and the repentance of America. Thank You for this day before us and help us live better today than yesterday for Jesus sake.
The Peace of Israel. Joseph Toomey and Family. Wheeler Family. Mary Ann. Linda P. Mr. Nash. DeLois. Terri. Leah O. Patsy B. Kim T. Krystee. Rachel B. Kevin and the children. Lisa’ s Mother. Janie B. W.C. & Family . Vickie. Lisa W. John Thomas. Cole. Taylor & family. Anita. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Toy and family. Katelyn. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Martha F and Bob. Rev and Mrs. Carpenter. Allyson and Glen and family and Kaitlyn. Brittney and Kersten 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. Chuck. Jessie L. 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. Candance. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family.
Injured Stateside: Edward J.
As I post this it is 59°F and mostly cloudy in Al Asad, Iraq & the time there is 4:07 PM AST – on November 30, 2007
HIS MINISTRY TO YOU