IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008
It’s nearly Friday as I begin this; Thursday is closing soon and I am glad. It’s not been a day of which I am proud. Before placing my fingers just now to the key board I picked up my Journey and received a spanking; a well deserved one. In part Journey said: “How short is your fuse? Take a few moments to evaluate your anger quotient.”
Today it was way SHORT; I’m glad none of you were here to see it! But Father did. His Love is Amazing! Let me continue with Journey: “Ask the Lord to help you bring a spirit of calmness, not angry frustration, into your environment – both at home and at work. Pray that your family and co-workers will see a difference in your attitude and be drawn to your Savior.”
Oh yes – a spirit of calmness, not angry frustration into my environment. That was surely for what I should have prayed. And now… All I can say is It’s me, it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer!
And just to seal the deal as I was reading and thinking, let me tell you the next thing I read, also in Journey. Friday’s reading is entitled ‘Pray for Me.’ And in part it reads: “Are you allowing others to lift your burdens up in prayer? You don’t have to publicize your struggles to everyone, but we all need a few mighty prayer warriors going to battle for us. Consider your greatest personal needs at this time. Enlist a few sisters in Christ to petition God on your behalf. You may be surprised at the results!”
I think IDOK is a ‘little more public’ than Journey had in mind but when have I ever been shy about telling on myself???
SO I am still not settled with exactly how I am suppose to develop this writing career or whatever it is that I am suppose to be doing since I am not gainfully employed and today was not as productive as it should have been in any realm of my activities. And my anger? Well, it was in no measure – holy or righteous. I’ll spare you the rest of the details. Suffice it to say, my feet of clay were really exposed today. I am SO GLAD Father loves me anyway!!
I need your prayers and I am thanking you in advance for them.
Be safe and enjoy your weekend. Check your fuse — I don’t want you to have a less than productive day for Father’s Kingdom – there’s been enough of that already!
2 Corinthians 12:
8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Father, all I can say is thank You. Your Love and Forgiveness, conviction and correction are gifts beyond measure – thank You. Love on our IDOKs today and Father, help us all check our fuses. Here again is our list of people we know well and others we have never met; thank You for giving us the privilege and opportunity to pray for them; grant to them Lord a special ability to trust You today and receive by faith the abundant gifts You have for them. Keep our IDOK Troops safe and secure in mind and body and spirit, their families too and reunite them safely and soundly as soon as is time and until then comfort and guide them all. We pray for the Peace of Israel, the Repentance of America, the election of Your Choice for President, and the revival of 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: Albert R III. Justin G.
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 26°F and mostly cloudy in Al Asad, Iraq & the time there is 9:01 AM AST – on January 18, 2008
HIS MINISTRY TO YOU