Monthly Archives: January 2008

Making Memories

IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008

Yesterday was one of those red letter days and I plan to write it in my daily activity journal (a misnomer of a name – since I don’t write in it daily – shame on me!); I want to keep these memories.
And this morning’s recalling of yesterday’s 40 minute road trip reminds me of Scripture; this one in Deuteronomy 11; particularly ‘teach when thou walkest by the way; albeit we were driving rather than walking.
18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

Anyway, I was privileged yesterday to transport an 8 year old and a 5 year old from school to Satsuma – for most of the journey we talked about Creation, about Jesus, about God being One but yet a Trinity, about Heaven and about going there, (their choice of topics!). And I noticed the entire trip not a cross word was spoken between the 8 year old and the 5 year old. At one point they began to speak at the same time and my grandson said to his sister, “go ahead”. He did not continue to talk over her; he did not chide her for interrupting him – nothing like that; just genuinely and sweetly he let her go first. And as soon as it was my turn to speak, I told him how proud I was of him; of both of them. And then he said words I hope to never forget:’I’ve been praying about it and we are trying to get along better and not argue so much’. She even agreed. I praised them for doing so very well. And I am delighted to add the harmony continue for the remainder of our visit. To God be the Glory.
Choosing to live conscious of Jesus living within, speaking of Him when we are sitting down, rising up, walking in the way, having His Word written on the door posts of our hearts AND on the walls and doors of our homes, carrying His Word on our lips changes even 5 and 8 year olds — at least for an afternoon. And I think with practice it could even change adults for a lifetime!
Father, yesterday is a red letter day for me; thank YOU. Lord Jesus help me live today so very conscious that You are living within; help me carry Your Word on my lips today wherever I go and I pray all our IDOKs will do the same. And Father we come now with these as we have more days than we know and we ask again for blessings in just the right portion and kind for each one of these. And we ask for our IDOK Troops to be protected today in mind, body and spirit; we pray that You will see to it they all come home safe and sound. And we pray for a successful conclusion to this war; we pray especially now for the Peace of Israel and that leaders will not be foolish and ask Israel to do something that You have told them to NOT do – like give up their Land; and we pray for America that she will Repent; we pray for the election of your choice for President and we ask You Lord to revive Your Church. Amen and amen.
Lawson Family. Mrs. Dobbs. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Mark, Margie & Duncan. Marsha’s grand-baby. Kathy N. Kyle A. Jason, Vicki. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. Patsy B. Kim T. Krystee. Rachel B. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Vickie. Lisa W. John Thomas. Cole. Anita. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Toy and family. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Taylor & family. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Cynthia. Martha F and Bob. Allyson and Glen and family. 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. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Candance. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family. Tiffany & Makayla. Andrew.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family.
Every IDOK church.
The Peace of Israel
Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops (foreign soil) – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Josh. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Hawk. Brant W. Lyndon A. Christopher R. Travis N. Joshua M. Brent. Drew.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Justin G. Albert R III.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Tim. Lee. George.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony. Hector
Injured Stateside: Edward J.
Hospitalized outside USA: Corpl. Light
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 46°F and Clear in Al Asad, Iraq & the time there is 4:48 PM AST – on January 15, 2008


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