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How Many Batteries Does the Radio Take?

IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008

Some of you know that in 2006, the firm at which I was employed downsized and I and several others lost our jobs. So on that Friday afternoon in March, I joined the ranks of the ‘not gainfully employed’. Jerry and I didn’t necessarily plan for me to remain at home this long, but thus far I have. (By the way, this week I did apply to substitute teach at a local Christian School) Often I have commented to my beloved how grateful I am that he has enabled me to be here. And I conscientiously noticed something today. If before Jerry leaves for the office or during our late night conversations he mentions something that needs to be done, like checking the radio to see how many and what type batteries are needed, I have been known to make that a priority of my day. So this morning, I stopped to analyze why I do that – it was an easy analysis. Based upon many former years of living compared with now, my gratitude and my love for him places checking that radio near the top of my To Do List. Moreover, it’s not a priority that I only do because I should but rather because I want to. It’s a way of saying I love you; you are important to me.
Now I am the first to admit, I am not perfect at it and too many times, I am neglectful. And I suppose you know I am sharing this with you for a spiritual application. Can you see it already?
Who rescued us from the life we were living? Who ‘married’ us and redeemed us from eternal death in hell? Who absolutely adores and loves us more than we can even comprehend? And during our conversations with Abba doesn’t the Holy Spirit often mention some things that need to be done?
I checked the radio today because I love and appreciate Jerry Lee Thompson. But I am thinking that we, the Bride of Christ, would make our Groom, the Lord Jesus, smile so big if we listened closely as He speaks and did some prioritizing. Whatcha think?
Revelation 22:
16 I, Jesus, have sent My messenger (angel) to you to witness and to give you assurance of these things for the churches (assemblies). I am the Root (the Source) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and brilliant Morning Star.
17 The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.
18 I [personally solemnly] warn everyone who listens to the statements of the prophecy [the predictions and the consolations and admonitions pertaining to them] in this book: If anyone shall add anything to them, God will add and lay upon him the plagues (the afflictions and the calamities) that are recorded and described in this book.
Abba, Lord, You are AWESOME. This is so sweet, so right to the point, thank You. And more than thank You; yes, I want to do this for You because I love You and because You have saved me from so much. Thank You. Thank You. So I am counting on You to guide me, order my steps and perfect me as much as possible until I see You face to face at the Marriage Supper You are preparing for me and for all my brothers and sisters. You are so AWESOME! And Lord, we come with these listed here who have many and diverse needs and burdens they are bearing. And there is not a doubt in our minds that not only do You care but You are willing to answer these many prayers. And You are answering them. And we right now say thank You for the victories and healings and miracles You have done and will yet do for each soul listed here today. Our IDOK Troops are included we know but we specifically call them out to You. We thank You for the protection given, the guidance, wisdom, safety and the drawing closer to You that You are doing for them. We specifically pray again for America, for Her Repentance; for the safety and Peace of Israel and You know our hearts about Obama and McCain – Reveal Your Hand Lord for the good of America and to exalt You Lord Jesus. Amen and amen. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Family from Olive Baptist. Tory. Davison and Mosley Families. Danni A. Bernie. Darlene. Edie G. Rachel. W C and family. Maggie and Family. Dylan. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. Kim T. Kevin and the children. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Pattie S. Vickie. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn and Family. Larry and Claudia and family. Taylor & family. David & Allison. Jeanette and Earl and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Cynthia. Martha F and Bob. Allyson and Glyn and family. Brittney and Kersten 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 andFamily. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Andrew. Lee. Sharron and family, Linda and family, Bev and Family,
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:
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Lee. George.Travis N. Hawk.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony.
Hospitalized: Captain Tran
Military at home adjusting – Tim. Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi. Edward J. Lyndon A. Jason G.
Still praying but no recent update: Hector. Corpl. Light. Bradley T. Albert R III.
As I post this it is 86°F and smoke in Balad, IQ & the time there is 5:12 AM AST – on August 29, 2008
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