IDOK DEVOTION FOR Monday, February 18, 2008
Diane’s heart tests all came back fine and the only problem she had was her blood is too thick. They’ve put her on blood thinner and everything should be fine. The was another problem of a sensitive nature – but with treatment she will be fine. She went home from the hospital today (Sunday). Thanks for the prayers. Janet.
My Mom, Anita is at home and seems to be doing well after her stroke. Thank you for your prayers. Pat
And we have some Unspoken that were answered!! To God be the Glory!! He is AWESOME!!
It was another full weekend for us and I am late here to the ‘keyboard’ – only Father can give us His ‘music’ this morning; but then only He can write an IDOK any morning!!
There was a time when Jeremiah had such a message from The Lord that he did not want to give it. Listen to what he said in Jeremiah 20 verse 7 and following:
7 O LORD, You induced me, and I was persuaded;
You are stronger than I, and have prevailed.
I am in derision daily;
Everyone mocks me.
8 For when I spoke, I cried out;
I shouted, “Violence and plunder!”
Because the word of the LORD was made to me
A reproach and a derision daily.
9 Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him,
Nor speak anymore in His name.”
But His word was in my heart like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
I was weary of holding it back,
And I could not.
Are there times you feel the message you have is violence and plunder? A message that no one wants to hear? And it may be — but give it anyway!! Jeremiah couldn’t hold it back, even when he and his message were held in derision. Oh, that we were like Jeremiah!! Oh that the Message of our God was as a burning fire shut up in our bones and we could hold it in no longer but had to let it out! – Had to tell it!
Jeremiah goes on in chapter 20 with his lament; I am only going to share with you here a portion of one more verse – it’s taken out of context but may it give you courage today; may it put a song in your heart.
11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty, awesome One.
Therefore my persecutors will stumble, and will not prevail.
Here’s a portion of a song by Martina McBride – not necessarily a ‘Christian’ song but a goodly message:
God is great
But sometimes life ain’t good
And when I pray
It doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
Yea – I do it anyway
I cannot give you specific details but please pray for a local family; they are facing serious life altering situations, they need Father’s Divine Favor to turn hearts of people and events.
Father, help us do it anyway today and everyday! We want to give the message of repentance and salvation; we want to tell the bitter sweet story. Lord, build a fire within us with Your Word; build a fire in our bones to enlist in Your Ministry of rescuing dying and hurting people. Thank You for the answered prayer; thank You for ministering health to Diane and Anita. Thank You for answering prayers so private and unspoken. Thank You.
Thank You in advance for taking care of our IDOK Troops today; for keeping the safe from harm in all ways – mind, body and spirit. And we pray for a successful conclusion to the war; for the peace of Israel, for the repentance of America, for the election of your choice for president, for the revival of Your Church. And for families in crisis we pray You will guide them; open doors and lead them through them so they can get to the places You want them to be for Your Glory and their good. And for these others listed here we thank You and pray for Your Perfect Will for them today. Margie & Duncan. A Caregiver for Baby Emily while her Mom works. 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. 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.
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 72°F and blowing widespread dust and smoke in Balad, IQ & the time there is 4:55 PM AST – on February 18, 2008
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