Know that You Know

IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008
We are never more fulfilled than when our longing for God is met by His Presence in our lives. Billy Graham

Beth (Moore) said something the other day and I have not forgotten it. She said: “If your study of the Word does not cause you to love Him, you do not know Him.”
And in my search for the Text that says the same I found other verses. These two feel particularly beautiful right now:
Deuteronomy 7: 8 but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

And I want you to meditate on these today. I want you to hear them deep in your spirit.
The LORD loves you.
The LORD has redeemed you.
He has brought you out of bondage.
The LORD is God
The LORD is your God and He is FAITHFUL to you and to your children’s children.

Oh and yes the verse that supports Beth’s statement is I John 4: 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
From time to time I have to ask: Are you sure you are in the FAITH? Do you know that you know that you know that He is your LORD and your God? If you are not sure, read The Word until you are sure! When you LOVE HIM, you will know that you know.
Father, I am grateful that You have made me know that I know that I know You are my LORD and my God. And I thank You for each IDOK that knows this most blessed of all truth. Thank You for the redemption and deliverance that ONLY YOU LORD JESUS could buy for us. And thank You HOLY SPIRIT for ONLY YOU can deliver it.
There are many things on the minds of IDOKs this day and they are varied things, some to do with illness and disease I think and some with wayward children and maybe even a wayward spouse, and others I think is financial, wondering how to pay this or pay that, and some are concerned about just where that someone will spend eternity and Lord that would seem to me should be our greatest concern but sometimes it is not; forgive us. And in all these things with all these folks our highest and greatest request can only be Father, Your will be done. And added to that we specifically pray for our IDOK Troops as we do daily and daily we desire that they be kept safe from all harm of mind, body or spirit. And daily we desire that they be guided and that they know they are loved and appreciated. And daily we pray for a successful conclusion to this war. And we are so grateful when we hear a positive news report from Baghdad or other of the places we are engaged. And we have this Nation as a whole in our minds often, we are sorry for the evil we see and we at times feel overwhelmed and discouraged at these things and the economy and the injustice that seems to be so rampant and even the price of gasoline, this concerns us and yes we would so like for You to bring us relief. And there’s all the yang yang that is going on with the presidential candidates and yet it seems to be necessary for the exposure for which we have prayed, so Lord, not our will but Your Will be done with this election. And as before Israel’s welfare and Her Peace are our concern. Thank You for the way She teaches us about You and bless Her, Lord. Tonight begins Extraordinary Women Conference in Pensacola and I am personally asking You Holy Spirit to come and deliver to us and deliver us from bondages and help us know that we know that we know You are our LORD and our God, the Faithful One. Amen and amen.
W C and family. Richard and Emma and family. Oprah. Chris B. Maggie and Family. Josh. Donnie S. Renee’. Cathy’s friend and son. Odessa H. Kathy S. Glen Beck. Tonya and family. Dall T. Dylan. Marsha’s grand-baby. Kathy N. Kyle A. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. 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 Glyn 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 and Baby. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family. Andrew. Cindy, Sharron and Tonya’s houses to sell.
Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about
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 104°F and clear in Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 2:57 PM AST – on April 25, 2008

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