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Well, Shut My Mouth and My Eyes!

IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2008


Psalm 127

All Good Things Come from God

A song for going up to worship. Of Solomon.


1 If the Lord doesn’t build the house,

The builders are working for nothing.

If the Lord doesn’t guard the city,

The guards are watching for nothing.

2 It is no use for you to get up early

And stay up late,

Working for a living.

The Lord gives sleep to those he loves.

I’m still studying with Beth and loving it! She asked me a question tonight: In one phrase, what do you think this verse is saying? And she was speaking of verse 2. I just threw in verse 1 for good measure.
And verse 1 we clearly understand; if Father God did not ordained the ‘building’ of whatever we are fiddling with, our labor, time, and resources have been wasted. If what we love and expend much time and effort to protect is not something Father wants us to keep, we have wasted our time and energies. Okay we got that, right?
But now on to verse 2. She said one phrase but you know me I had to be wordy! Not only wordy but here I was trying to be oh so ‘spiritual’ and so I said: “Anything I do in my own flesh is wasted and useless; Father has a plan to give to me.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? Listen to what Beth said next: “I don’t know what you wrote, but I’ll tell you something Psalm 127:2 keeps saying to me: Get some sleep!” She didn’t stop there. She went on to say: “Under divine inspiration the psalmist tells us that work done while we need to be sleeping is energy burned in vain. A body needs sleep. I almost heard an audible “Amen!” So, if you believe it so readily, why aren’t you getting it?”
And to that I say … Why not, in deed! So, my sisters and brothers, I’m going to bed. I’ll finish this in the morning. Sweet Dreams to me and a bright, alert morning — I hope.
Father, thank You for this day we are beginning. Thank You that You have already heard our prayers. Thank You that You are drawing us to love You and trust You this day. Thank You for all Your lessons of correction. Thank You for sleep. Thank You that You love us so much that You get ‘all up in our business’. Thank You Father and I invite You to ‘get all up in my business’, so much so that I have no business but You! This morning we are adding Glen to our list. Father I am not privy to his needs but You are and we entrust him to You. We entrust each of these to You today, afresh and renewed this morning, even as Your mercies are fresh to us today. Again, we pray for our IDOK Troops; we ask You to protect them today in mind, body and spirit. Please keep their families safe and protected too. And Father, we ask that not one of our IDOK Troops be lost – not in body or spirit but all would come home safely and more in love with You than when they deployed. We pray for the successful conclusion to this war; we pray for the Peace of Israel; we pray for the Repentance of America; we pray for the Election of Your Choice for President; and we pray for the revival of Your Church and Father Lord I especially pray for each and every IDOK that we will love You more than we love anything or anyone and I confess to You Holy Spirit I must have You make it so because I cannot do it. Again, thank You for today in Jesus Name. Amen and Amen.
Glen Beck. 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 59°F and partly cloudy in Al Asad, Iraq & the time there is 3:18 PM AST – on February 6, 2008


HIS MINISTRY TO YOU