IDOK DEVOTION for Monday, February 11, 2008
Oh!! My! Did I miss you all yesterday!! But when you are not connected you are not connected!! When that modem goes down, one can wiggle wires, plug in, pull out, dance a jig, sing a song or stand on her head but with no connection there is no communication!! (there is a Bible lesson it that but this morning time is too short to develop it) The problem does not seem to be fully resolved… My computer problems that is …. But for the moment it seems to be working and I AM VERY GRATEFUL!!!
However, I am in need of prayer… There are some people in my life who are giving me GREAT opportunity to grow in Christ-likeness… So far I am to the point that I would like to take a whip and do a little cleaning! But somehow I know that is not the proper position for me in this situation.
My little promise calendar is right on point this morning (so glad my connector with God is never severed)
But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation. I Peter 1:15.
And the Amplified reads just about the same… That verse does not need much amplifying – does it?
But as the ONE Who called you is Holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct and manner of living.
OUCH! And it gets more painful… For me.
Oswald Chambers said: The things we are going through are either making us sweeter, better, nobler men and women; or they are making us more captious and fault-finding, more insistent upon our own way.
At least one of you …. Who shall remain nameless … KNOWS “first ear-full” that yesterday afternoon I was very much INSISTING on doing this MY way. I STAND (sit) CORRECTED!
Father, thank You that no problem ever keeps you from hearing me or loving me or being kind to me or having my best interest at Your Heart and the same is true for all my sisters and brothers. Thank You and Father You know all that is whirling around inside and all the concerns, thank You that they are already taken care of in You. I pray I will get with Your program and not my own. Bless my people today; give them peace and wisdom and strength for whatever comes for Jesus sake.
Father, here we are four years since January 11, 2004 and You still have me connected with IDOK — how gracious You are!! Thank You. And the conflict of then is gone and forgotten. Thank You for that too. There’s a lesson in that. Apparently, at the time it was SO pressing upon me and now today I don’t even know what it was – Thank You. Problems come and problems go; some we remember, most we don’t but Lord You remain. Thank You Lord, Thank You. And today, Father, I pray for that IDOK who is struggling this morning with personality conflicts, computer irritations or lack of connections (especially Ms. Martha – get that fixed for her I pray) that You will minister Your Word in all our situations of today. We bring our list of names and we pray for each of these. We especially pray for Young Folks who are making decisions that look nothing like You Lord; that bear no resemblance to holiness and we pray for mercy and we ask You to rescue them from themselves. And we pray for a Young One who wants so much to do better but people and environment and legal systems are working against her. Father, please rescue her; move out of the way what is keeping her from the opportunity of the life she is hoping for. And we pray for our IDOK Troops this morning for their protection of mind, body and spirit; keep the safe and bring each of them home at the appointed time. We ask You to bring this war to a successful conclusion. We pray for the Election of Your Choice for President; we pray for the Peace of Israel; and we pray for the Repentance of America and the Revival of Your Church. And for each of these Lord Jesus we pray for Your Very Best for them today: Anita. Kearley 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.
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 75°F with blowing widespread dust, haze in Al Taji, IQ & the time there is 3:51 PM AST – on February 11, 2008
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