Monthly Archives: February 2008

Walking On Water — Who Me?

IDOK DEVOTION for Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A ‘paraphrased quote’, Author unknown to me: What sense does it make to have a Leader who can walk on water and not follow Him?
Matthew 14:
23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. (Think about that for a moment and let the Holy Spirit speak to you – JESUS went up to the Mountain by Himself to PRAY.)
Now when evening came, He was alone there.
24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
(I hope you hear tenderness in His voice here. I hope you see the love in His eyes as He reached out His Hand to Peter and saved him.)
32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
33 Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”
I hope we are all encouraged to have faith today in the One and ONLY GodMan who walks on water! And Who can enable and empower us to walk on more than we have imagined! We just need to WORSHIP HIM!
UPDATES:
Wanted to give you an up-date on Edward J. (Jay) F who has been in the hospital at Paris Island, SC – Marine. He has been given a medical discharge and is home trying to figure out what to do now. Don’t know how bad his injuries are but he hurt his foot/ankle pretty bad in “boot” camp. Emma
Kathie, Just wanted to post an update for Kaitlyn T and family…. Kaitlyn is doing fine and well now after her scolisis surgery and her infection is under control with antibiotics at this time. She is recovering and doing well. Thanks for the prayers! Kristi

REQUEST:
Mom fell on January 3rd creating a brain hemorrhage, a left broken arm at the top of her arm ( a difficult place for an older person – they rarely operate) and she had a broken hip. Mom has recovered from the outward damage to her head, her arm is healing (they did not cast it in any way) and the therapist will start doing new therapy on it this week, and her hip is healed. She is a devout Christian and a powerful prayer warrior. Mom’s mind is not there like it was and the doctor said it would take two months or more for it to heal. She shocked me yesterday to my bones and I had to leave the room to keep from crying. There are so many people out there with such bigger problems, but I am going to ask you to place my Mom on your list for prayer – her name is Odessa H. Vivian

Before completing the writing of this IDOK I received sad news; two of our IDOKs got word this morning that their Father was found dead this morning. Please pray for the Martin Family.
Father, you know what a hard thing this is for Josh and Jamie; it hurts us who love them, the pain and shock they are experiencing is beyond our comprehension and all we know to do is pray – Lord Jesus You can walk on water, You can help them and Holy Spirit we pray You will now in this moment hold them close. And we pray for Odessa that You will restore her much sooner than the doctors expect. Thank you for the good report for Kaitlyn. We appreciate this Lord. Thank You. And we pray for Jay, help him find himself again; give him a purpose and a drive within to embrace life for Your Sake and Your Glory. And we pray for all our IDOK Troops today that You will protect them in mind and body and spirit and bring them all home safe and sound at the appointed time. Lord, we want them all to know Your Peace today. We pray for the Peace of Israel, the repentance of America; a successful conclusion to this war; the election of Your Choice for President; the refreshing of Your people – Lord build a fire of passion in us for You and Your Will for us. And for each of these listed here and all us IDOKs Holy Spirit bring us to worship You Lord today.
Martin Family. Odessa H. 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 54°F and heavy in Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 4:39 PM AST – on February 19, 2008

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