My Back Hurts – But The Question Is How’s My Soul?

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IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, MARCH, 25 2008


All that I have picked up this morning has directed me to the book of James. First I read: Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8) That’s a promise I need this morning. Next I read: So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak; slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (James 1:19-20) And oh how I need that this morning. I am having the worst episode with my chronic back since a decade ago, I think, and sitting is the position that causes the most discomfort. SO these passages in James are timely for me. I have a propensity to become angry when this frame of mine limits me – I often foolishly in my anger push it even harder to prove to it that it will not win… That line of action is proper with some things but I know this is not one of those times. And Father is SO RIGHT the wrath of man DOES NOT produce the righteousness of God.
James 1:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
Is soul-ish wrath filthy and an overflow of wickedness? Yeah I’m afraid it is and the ONLY cure is THE WORD and The Word will save our souls not only from soul-ish wrath but all that other stuff that keeps us from drawing near to our God. So the question is how’s my soul this morning? I’ll be pondering that. You too?
Father, thank You that You watch us so carefully; thank You that You have FOOD for us, we only need to lay aside what so easily hinders us and come and dine. Help us do that today. Help me glory in my infirmities today; thank You for that Word, Lord. Thank You. I pray for each of our IDOKs today. I am privy to some of the illnesses, some of the hurts, some of the discouragement-s, some of the trials, some of the questions, some of the needs but You Father are aware of them all. And You know just what is needed and You are good and faithful to provide. And we are grateful. Yet You have told us to come and ask so we are. Father, You know our friend and the hearing loss and I am asking You to increase the hearing today. I am asking You to restore the hearing. And these other listed here, they need Your Help and I am asking You to intervene with each one today. I am asking, we are asking, too that You protect our IDOK Troops today; that You protect their minds, their bodies and their spirits; that no harm be allowed today. We pray for Your Hedge of Protection around them. And we ask You at the appointed time to bring them home. And Father we have been praying and You have been answering with presidential candidates and we thank You and we ask You to continue with this Nation as a whole. Corruption is rampant and we ask You to expose sin for the death it is and we pray for Holy Spirit conviction and for the saving of people. Holy Spirit pour out Your Conviction upon lost souls and move us who Know You to spoon feed if necessary Your Gospel to them. Move in on us Lord; we need You. Maggie and Family. Josh. Donnie S. Smith and family. Renee’. Cathy’s friend and son. Jeremy H. Pastor’s Widow and four children. Martin Family. Odessa H. Margie & Duncan. Kearley Family. Kathy S. Glen Beck. Bev and family. Tonya and family. Rick Burgess and family. Dall T. Dylan. Marsha’s grand-baby. Kathy N. Kyle A. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. Patsy B. Kim T. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Vickie. Lisa W. 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. 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. Cindy, Sharron and Tonya’s houses to sell.
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. Bay N.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Tim. Lee. George.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony. Hector
Injured Stateside:
Hospitalized outside USA: Corpl. Light. Bradley T.
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi. Edward J.
Civilian in Country – Lee.
As I post this it is 99°F and smoke haze in Al Taji, IQ & the time there is 3:39 PM AST – on March 25, 2008

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