IDOK Devotion for Friday, February 8, 2008
Father, I wonder how many of us have a deep thirst for You. I wonder how deep is my thirst for You; this I know it’s not deep enough. And I am asking You to inspire and lead me to a deeper thirst and an insatiable hunger for Your Word. And not just me Lord but any IDOK who will say amen!
Psalm 135 (The Message Bible): 13-18 God, Your name is eternal,
God, You’ll never be out-of-date.
God stands up for His people,
God holds the hands of His people.
The gods of the godless nations are mere trinkets,
Made for quick sale in the markets:
Chiseled mouths that can’t talk,
Painted eyes that can’t see,
Carved ears that can’t hear—
Dead wood! Cold metal!
Those who make and trust them
Become like them.
This passage reminds me of something significant; we become like those with whom we spend our time. Be careful!
Psalm 116 (The Message Bible): 1-6 I love God because He listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy.
He listened so intently
As I laid out my case before Him.
Death stared me in the face,
Hell was hard on my heels.
Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn;
Then I called out to God for help:
“Please, God!” I cried out.
“Save my life!”
God is gracious—it is He who makes things right,
Our most compassionate God.
God takes the side of the helpless;
When I was at the end of my rope, He saved me.
Father, thank You for directing us to these passages of Your Word today. I believe they are just what we need today. I am trusting You to take Your Word and plant it in our hearts to give us the courage today to make hard choices; to give us the courage to cry out to You today for mercy, for forgiveness, for wisdom, for strength, for peace, for comfort, for deliverance from those sins that so easily beset us. We pray this for us and for these: Kearney Family. Kathy S. 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.
And we pray for the Peace of Israel, we pray for Her protection, for America to stand with Her, for leaders to acknowledge Her and uphold her. We pray for Revival for America; we pray for the Election of Your Choice for President; we pray for our IDOK Troops, those on foreign soil, those in hospitals, those serving at home that You will protect them from harm in all ways – mind, body and spirit. We pray for provisions and protect for their families too. Help our IDOK Troops judge wisely whom they trust; help them walk circumspectly with people and fields. Give them messages of hope today, let them know they are appreciated and loved. Thank You Father.
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 64°F and haze in Balad, IQ & the time there is 3:16 PM AST – on February 8, 2008
HIS MINISTRY TO YOU