Being Human

IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY MAY 23 2008

A quote from Billy Graham: God is first of all concerned with what you are. What you do is the result of what you are.
Hebrews 4: Amplified Bible
14 Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him].
15 For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.
16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
I am ready now to tell you that I finished the book, The Shack, by William P. Young but as to anything more I am still digesting. However, here is an excerpt. It fits well with today’s text.
…and Mack followed. “I have been told so many lies, ” he admitted. Jesus looked at him and then with one arm pulled Mack in and hugged him. ” I know, Mack, so have I. I just didn’t believe them.”
Together they began the walk… .

If we are uncomfortable with the ‘humanity’ of Jesus, maybe it is because we don’t understand what it really means to be human. But we can learn and He is willing to teach us.
How Great, How Great is our God
Sing with me How Great,
How Great is Our God And all will see how Great is our God.
Abba, I know little but I want to learn as much as You can teach me with the limitations I now have. I don’t know what You want me to do with what I have been reading. I know it has sparked something within, something of what I am not sure but I know You are more AWESOME than I know today. And Lord, I like You being Perfect Human. I like that You never believed the lies You were told in the Wilderness and in the carpenter shop and wherever else, by the Evil One and his followers and I am grateful that You understand and I am grateful that in You I am no longer condemned that I did believe the lies I’ve been told and without Your help Holy Spirit I will believe lies again. Abba, thank You. And help me be real here about all this, real and balanced for Your Glory, my good and the good of others.
We have people to pray for today. People we love, people we know little about but people we know need strength, knowledge, courage, discernment and who want to be healed, who want to hear both physically and spiritually. Help us do that. We ask so much it seems; help us worship more than we ask. Help us worship as we ask. I think Heaven is much much greater and grander than we can even imagine and we want to come there when You have made our place ready there. Here and today we are concerned too with things of earth: IDOK Troops that we want You to protect and keep safe in all ways, mind, body and spirit. We are concerned about high gasoline prices, the prices irritate us, forgive us. Thank You that You are our Provider and no human however bent away from You that one is can keep You from taking care of us in this world. Holy Spirit take these words, Your Word on this page and quicken it to the heart of every soul that reads it help us KNOW You and sing How Great You Are. Amen and amen.
Kevin M and Family. Darlene. Rachel. Allison. Kinard Family. Alla Mae. 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. Pattie S. 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. Brant W. Christopher R. Joshua M. Brent. Drew. Justin G. Kyle N. Michael K. Sgt. Bozicevich. Bay N.
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
Hospitalized outside USA: Corpl. Light. Bradley T.
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi. Edward J.Travis N. Hawk. Lyndon A.
Civilian in Country – Lee.

As I post this it is 105°F and clear in Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 3:33 PM AST – on May 23, 2008

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