Monthly Archives: February 2008

For Christians, Voting is a Holy Activity!

IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008


By the time many of you read this Voting Day will have arrived (Tuesday).
Of course, I cannot tell you for whom to vote but I hope to strongly urge you in a Godly direction. Let me tell you who I am not voting for and why:

Not for One who has demonstrated that his allegiance is NOT given to the United States of America; he has alined himself and ‘Breaks Bread’ with those who openly say their Allegiance is not America but Africa. Adding to that he came up fast from obscurity, that should trouble you!
Not for One who says a woman has the right to choose to kill her unborn baby.
Not for ONE who has alined himself with a group of people who refuse to believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. Jesus is not A God, He is THE GOD, always has been, always will be! We CANNOT work our way to Heaven — the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to get to Heaven and the only way to miss Hell.

This narrows my choice considerably, doesn’t it?
Decisions made in the Office of the President affect ME and I don’t want a man or a woman in that office who demonstrates a lack of allegiance to this Nation. I don’t want a man or woman in that office who is too cowardly or too immoral to know and profess that abortion murders babies! I don’t want a man or woman in that office who will not, at the very least, acknowledge that this Nation was founded upon the Principles and Values given to us by God Himself in His Word – The Holy Bible – and will do everything in his power to steer America back in that direction.
Proverbs 14:
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.

Tomorrow Lord willing I will endeavor to bring you a more ‘spiritual’ Word; no, I will endeavor to bring you a more ‘customary IDOK spiritual word’. Don’t let anyone lead you astray the greatest need in American Politics is JESUS CHRIST lived through His People! And Praise His Name, I AM one of His People!! And I vote! And my vote counts!!

And with all that said Sally sent me a link that I am passing on to you. Thank you, Sally!!
An excellent performance of singing praises. This particular hymn has always brought tears to my eyes even when it wasn’t done as well as this.
When you click the link below it opens up a new browser with a red background and a deep red square. Words come up explaining what it is about. After you read it you may have a short wait
Before the music starts. It is well worth the wait I promise. Your speakers should be on but not
Necessarily turned up too loud.
This is absolutely fabulous. Sit back, relax, and be prepared to be blown away by a kids and high school choir and band.

http://www.trdaniel.com/Battle%20Hymn/index.htm

Father, only You can give us miracles and Lord I am asking You for plenty of them for things close at home and things further away. We pray for Kaitlyn; this is a tough battle for her and her family and we pray for health and help for Kaitlyn and her family. We continue to pray for Bev and her family; for the Burgess Family, for many families listed here who are recently grieving and others who have come a long way in the process. Thank You for Your peace and comfort for each of them.
Father, by the time IDOKs read this and lift up their own prayers to You it will be voting day for many States. It’s an important day in the life of America – Father, anoint Your Choice; have mercy on America. And not only voting day but Mardi Gras’ Fat Tuesday in a few places here along the Gulf Coast, Father forgive them. You know my prayer – Thy Will be done.
Keep our IDOK Troops safe again today; please let no harm come to any of them, not in mind, body or spirit. Help them think of You, talk to You and meditate upon Your Word. And please bring each one of them home safe when their mission is complete where they are today. I pray we will get the jobs done there and they will come home soon. I pray for America that You will forgive Her, have mercy on Her and bring us to Repentance. I pray for Israel that She will come to Know Her Peace, Her Prince of Peace. I pray You will pour out Yourself upon Your Church and bring us to revival. And Father, whatever I have forgotten or overlooked that any one of these needs, I pray You will grant it and they will receive it for Jesus sake. Amen and Amen.
Kaitlyn T and Family. Bev and family. Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. 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. Rachel B. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Vickie. Lisa W. 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. Brad, Lindsay, Karah and Haley. 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. 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. Justin G. (Hawk and Lyndon A – home for R&R)
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: 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. Bradley T.
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 37°F and clear in Al Taji, Iraq & the time there is 5:50 AM AST – on February 5, 2008


HIS MINISTRY TO YOU

Not My Idea of a Party!

IDOK DEVOTION FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2008

A quote from Gary Smalley and John Trent: Take time today, if only for a moment, to lovingly encourage each one in your family.

Proverbs 28: 7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
Romans 13:
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the Armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Allow me to commend the Officials of Baldwin County, Alabama for their wisdom and dedication to the Process of Voting. In Baldwin County, ALL Voting Locations will be open tomorrow; those who anticipated they would ‘party’ on Fat Tuesday were provided with ONE polling place to cast their vote last Wednesday. But Mobile County …. Well as to the Officials of Mobile County, Alabama, I am a searching for civil words — apparently, to them making provisions to sin in riotous partying is more important than choosing a Presidential Candidate. Mobile County opened ALL the Voting locations last Wednesday and tomorrow there is ONE, yes just ONE location to vote in ALL of Mobile County!! Can you imagine living in Mt. Vernon and having to drive to Azalea and Michael Boulevard to vote?! I wonder how many Citizens of Mobile County will be unable to vote tomorrow because of this debacle decision?! It is a sad commentary for Mobile County, Alabama that a drunken parade is more important than choosing a Presidential Candidate.
Father, forgive them. At this moment I am ashamed to live in this County, a place that people are more interested in sin that in righteousness but You have me here for a reason. Please help me be faithful to You. Please help me bare the hardship these Officials have created for me and hopefully a multitude of other people. Lord, help us do what is right even when the majority around us is doing evil.
And Father, I pray again for Bev this morning and her family as they grieve her Dad’s passing, give her comfort and rest and peace; Jerry, her daughters and their families too. I pray that You will give them favor and the planning will go smoothly.
We pray for our IDOK Troops that You will again today protect them from all harm in mind and body and spirit; we pray again today that at the appropriate time You will bring them safely home to their family and friends, more in love with You than when they deployed. We pray for a successful conclusion to this war; we pray for the Election of Your Choice for President; we pray for the Repentance of America; we pray for the Peace of Israel, and we pray You will Revive Your Church. And we pray for each listed here Father for peace and comfort, for debts to be paid and families to be mended and bodies and minds to be restored for Jesus sake.

Bev and family. Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. 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. Rachel B. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Vickie. Lisa W. 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. Brad, Lindsay, Karah and Haley. 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. 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. Justin G. (Hawk and Lyndon A – home for R&R)
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: 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. Bradley T.
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 56°F and clear in Al Asad, Iraq & the time there is 4:40 PM AST – on February 4, 2008


HIS MINISTRY TO YOU