Not Just a Fish

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IDOK DEVOTION FOR MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008

You and I are the creatures He prizes above the rest of His creation. We are made in His image and He sacrificed His Son that each one of us might be one with Him, sparrows are sold at two for a penny; we were bought with a much higher price. John Fischer
Today’s quote seems especially fitting to me today. Jerry woke me with sad news this morning: RD wasn’t sleeping this time. Some of you may recall an IDOK some months ago when I told you that RD (our Beta Fish) gave us a scare. He was sleeping so soundly that we thought he was dead – it was traumatic for us but on that occasion with a good thump to the side of the vase, RD swam to attention and we were relieved. This morning he didn’t. And I heard myself say to myself: ‘He is just a fish’ and he is but what made him special was ‘he was ours’.
All it takes to make us special is to belong to someone. And we do. Bought with the Priceless Blood of Jesus, we BELONG to God — that makes You (and me)special. When you feel like a ‘fish out of water’ or when you feel like a no-body, remember you are not a ‘just’ anyone – Belonging makes you special and if you have said Yes to Jesus in Salvation, YOU Belong Big Time!! You are a Daughter (or Son) of the King of the Universe. You are an IDOK. You are Special and you are Loved!!
Matthew 10:
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.

Father, thank You for the many, many, in-numerable blessings You have given us this weekend and this day already. Thank You that we belong to You. Thank You Lord Jesus for making sure that we are not ‘just’ anybody that we are Yours. We do not know what this day holds but we are sure You are holding us in this day and that is enough for us. Thank You Father. We ask that You again hold our IDOK Troops, keep them safe from all harm in mind and body and spirit and we ask that You do that for these listed here too. 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 family. 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. Chuck. 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.

And we pray for the Peace of Israel and the repentance of America and the revival of Your Church for Jesus sake.
As I post this it is 85°F and mostly cloudy in Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 4:52 PM ADT – on April 7, 2008

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