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An Invitation

IDOK DEVOTION FOR Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I designed a card some months ago entitled ‘An Invitation’. Today I read the Scripture Text for that card and I think I need to rename the card. Here’s the text.
Matthew 11:
27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

We are well familiar with verse 28 and we often quote it: Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Beautiful verse! Beautiful, comforting TRUTH. Let that verse just settle in on you today, keep it close today.
But just for a moment lets look again at verse 27. All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son,
And if He had stopped there we would ALL be doomed!! But He went on and He said and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. The God of the Universe has Willed to extend THE INVITATION of a lifetime, THE INVITATION of eternity: COME. And there’s more. Read it again: and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Do you see how individual that is?! ONE. Individually, one on one He has revealed Himself to us.
Today, YOU have the personal Invitation of Jesus Christ, the Creator and King of the Universe to COME and REST with Him!!
That is more than AN Invitation that is THE INVITATION! You will NEVER receive a better one. You will NEVER receive a more important invitation. You will NEVER receive a more all inclusive one. COME to JESUS the CHRIST for WHATEVER you need — REST included!! Any RSVPs today?!
Father and Lord thank You for The Invitation to come to You. We acknowledge to You that Your Invitation to Come is the greatest of all invitations. And we acknowledge that we need to come to You; we need the Rest that only You can give; we need the personal relationship with You that You have offered us; we need a place to rest from the load of sin that ONLY You can give us. Thank You for revealing Yourself to us. Thank You for inviting us to Yourself. And with Your help today we come for rest from sin, from worry and fretting and troubled minds and illness and disease and over work and merciless schedules of our own making and grief and whatever else is represented in these we name here.
A Caregiver for Baby Emily while her Mom works. 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.
And we are not finished we add Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild. Every IDOK Pastor and Family. Every IDOK church. And more we pray for the Peace of Israel for Revival in America for IDOKs Military Families for 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)
For IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Albert R III.
For IDOKs 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.
For all we pray for Your Rest today; for Your Revelation to each and every one of us for Your Own Name Sake Lord Jesus. Thank You Lord, we accept.

As I post this it is 65°F and light rain in Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 4:24 PM AST – on February 13, 2008

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