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When Right is Wrong

IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2008

Six of twenty five – a Great Recipe:
6- Try to make at least three people smile each day.

I am wondering if ABBA allows me to feel exaggerated emotions so I can have a taste of how people who have suffered extreme tragedy feel.
It is natural to look for someone to blame when we see the bitter, evil, unfair, unjust, deplorable, unspeakable, crippling, destructive, frightful things that happen in this world. Someone did cause it and someone could have stopped it. But they didn’t. Now what?
How does a young women come to life again when she has no memory of before the first time? Meaning she could only have been a toddler when a family member began to assaulted and abused her. And no one stopped him. No one rescued her. Beth Moore on occasion refers to this because that is her story.
In my exaggerated emotions I think what a miracle it is that she is who she is today. But she is not the only one. No doubt there are others who have been violated, having security and innocence ripped from them by people or circumstances and yet these dear ones move on to lives of joy. How do they do that? How do they NOT blame God? How do they trust Him? How do they forgive Him? How do they give up their right to hate the perpetrator? How do they give up their right to hate the ONE who allowed it?
Isn’t it true that God is omnipotent? So if He has ALL power and He knows ALL; why, why didn’t He stop this from happening to me? Don’t you think victims ask these questions? I do. And even more questions than these. And I think it is only the ones who will in humble honesty actually pose these questions directly to God Himself, find LIFE again. I think it is only the ones who dare to ask God to help them forgive HIM, who actually come to LIFE after such tragedy.
And I think there is another element in this too that is not readily recognized because it seems so out of place but yet there it is, I think, right in the middle of it all. PRIDE. It’s pride that demands its RIGHT to feel this way saying I have a RIGHT to hate; I have a RIGHT to withhold forgiveness; I have a RIGHT to be afraid; I have a RIGHT to this!! And yes we do. We have those RIGHTS. And who could blame us? But in cases of tragedy perpetrated upon us, holding on to our RIGHT will choke the life out of US and only US. And now for the REAL SHOCKER: refusing to give up our RIGHT makes us WRONG. And I think there is no one who hates being WRONG any more than I do! I abhor being WRONG! And most often it is only when I finally admit that my death grip on ‘I have a RIGHT to be this way’ is the WRONG way to be that I am finally enabled to give up the hate, the fear, the bitterness, the un-forgiveness, the you fill in the blank ____________ .
Yes, I think ABBA has again allowed me to feel exaggerated emotions about a minor thing in order to give me a little insight into why folks suffering real tragedies feel the way they do.
And even in these days of economic distress when many of us have been violated by the wrong-doing or just the ignorance of others, we have the RIGHT to be angry and afraid and some other emotions thrown into the mix; but if we hold onto our RIGHT it will surely make us WRONG and rob us of the JOY OF OUR LORD.
And yes He is big enough and good enough and gracious enough and merciful enough; He is God enough to allow a hurting child to come to Him in honesty and say ABBA please help me forgive YOU for allowing this hurtful thing to touch me. And He will. He may not NOW tell you WHY He allowed it but when you forgive Him, it won’t matter anymore. It feels good to forgive! In fact, forgiveness feels even better than being Right on the Wrong side of Right. (if you understand that last phrase, you may have been reading me too long!! 🙂 just kidding – did I at least make 3 people smile today?)
Galatians 5:13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Nehemiah 8: 10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” How about a KT paraphrase: Get on with living; get up, get dressed, do an IDOK, do your Heart Like His homework, make the bed, eat lunch, forgive, write a letter to ABBA, write a letter to the one who hurt you (even if you don’t mail it); let go of that RIGHT of yours that is keeping you in the WRONG and His JOY in you will return and you will be strong again — maybe even for the first time!
ABBA, I would rather these things not have happened and if You will I’d rather this one never happen again, please. But if it does, I pray I will let go of my RIGHTS before I wallow in them long enough to be WRONG in my fellowship with you. I don’t know if this IDOK fits any of our IDOKs anywhere. I’d rather think it does not but we being the humans we are it probably does; certainly not the exact way as me but I pray it will help someone somewhere. I know You are aware of the economic conditions that we are experiencing and You know the reason for it and the solution to it; so we pray for those who can do something about it that You will give them a plan and that they will have the fortitude to do it. For the rest of us, maybe some like me who are nearly clueless, we pray for strength to trust You in spite of what others do or don’t do. Unspoken requests seem to be increasing. Things that are so close we can’t say them out loud before others because they are so private. And You know now even as we pray together others may be saying Lord I didn’t even voice that I have an unspoken but Lord You know I do. ABBA it is for these we pray now for Your intervention; intervention that will change situations and hearts for good. And we read this list together. Economic conditions, especially the effects it has upon the minds and hearts of people. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Jason A and his mother. Melinda H. Trisha. Patti’s Family. George. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Branson. The O’Brien family. Brooklyn. Families and communities hit by Gustav and Ike. Jacqueline and her boys, River and Jackson. Kim and her Fiancee. Jonathan. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. 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. 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 and Family. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Andrew and Daughters. Lee. Sharron and family, Linda and family, Bev and Family, Mollie B. Public and Private School Teachers.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family. Every IDOK church.
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. T. Palin.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Rick M.
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.
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
November’s Election.
Thank You for the progress with Jason A; thank You for your faithful protection of our IDOK Troops and their families; Thank You for Your protection and plan for Peace for Israel and I continue to pray for steady allies for Israel. I continue to pray conviction and repentance for America and for November’s Election – Lord, have mercy on us and get people to vote Your Word on November 4; motivate enough people to vote LIFE. Please defeat the death that is prevailing here in America. And Abba I close for now asking You to build up our IDOKs individually where we are lacking for Jesus sake. Amen and amen.

As I post this it is 73°F and partly cloudy in Balad, IQ & the time there is 6:11 AM AST on October 1, 2008
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Contrast

IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
Five of twenty five – a Great Recipe:
5- Drink green tea and plenty of water.
Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, Broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

This comes from October 1, 2003
Good Morning! Have you read the Word lately just for the sheer joy of reading it? Have you allowed the Word to pour over you and comfort you; to just love on you today? Please do. I ask you to make a decision to give the Scriptures a place of priority, a place of honor, make them a royal treasure in your heart and allow them to govern your thoughts and deeds. I am poignantly aware these days how blessed I am to have and hold and read and BELIEVE the Bible. I am so grateful that it is not a dead book to me but a living one; so grateful that when I read it, I do believe it. And when I read it and heed it, God actually lives in and works His Life through me to others. What a gift! And yes, I do mean gift! It is a wondrous Gift from God that we BELIEVE the Scripture; a gift that I had taken for granted. I am grateful for His reminder that BELIEVING and HEEDING the Word is a priceless treasure!
So let me tell you what I read this morning in Luke 18. You may recall that beginning in verse 1 of 18, Jesus is telling a parable; He is giving a earthly example with a spiritual message. It’s the one about the woman who had a need and she pestered the Judge to defend and protect her from the one who was opposing her. But the Judge paid her no mind at first BUT she kept on and on until he determined he would do as she asked just so she would leave Him alone. No doubt you have heard it preached that we are to be just so when praying, to be just so persistent and that is so. But be very careful here. We do not want to get the wrong impression of Our Father. Some have you know! Our God is not one that we have to “pester” to get Him to do what we want Him to do. The parable is to encourage us by CONTRAST; if a man who has no regard, no respect for God or man, will be swayed to do what is asked of him simply by persistence, CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT OUR LOVING FATHER WILL DO WHEN WE, HIS CHILDREN, CONSISTENLY COME TO HIM WITH OUR DESIRES AND CRIES OF OUR HEART?
Verses 8 and 9: And will not [Our Just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His Chosen Ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [persistence in] faith on the earth?
Do you see that promise from Jesus Himself? Father is attentive to your every word and you can be assured that He will defend you, protect you and He will deal with all your adverse situations; He will not put your needs on the back burner and say I will get to it, when I get around to it. No! Even before you pray, even before you travail with that burden, He has the answer already in the works BUT if you want the FULL EFFECT, the full joy of the answer when it comes, KEEP ON PRAYING, not because He forgets or does not care BUT BECAUSE WE FORGET AND BECOME CARE-LESS unless we continue to pray. Is that good or what?!
Father, thank you that you hear every word of our hearts and minds; thank you that you know us perfectly and that you not only know us but that you care for us like a Good Shepherd cares for His Sheep. Thank you that we are Sheep of Your Pasture and we are well cared for; that there is food and water and shelter and protection in abundance in Your Pasture, My Lord. And I ask you to keep me praying; to keep me persistent, not because You need it BUT because I do. And Father, you know what is on my heart, you know exactly what is there and you know exactly what I desire, please keep me faithful in it until you have removed all the obstacles to faith and you give birth here on earth to what I know is Your desire as well because Your Word says so. And Father, no doubt in this circle of my email family there are sisters (and brothers) who have such prayers as well; keep us faithful so we will appreciate in fullness your answers when we receive them for Jesus sake. Amen and amen. Economic conditions, especially the effects it has upon the minds and hearts of people. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Jason A and his mother. Melinda H. Trisha. Patti’s Family. George. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Branson. The O’Brien family. Brooklyn. Families and communities hit by Gustav and Ike. Jacqueline and her boys, River and Jackson. Kim and her Fiancee. Jonathan. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Family from Olive Baptist. 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. 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 and Daughters. Lee. Sharron and family, Linda and family, Bev and Family, Mollie B.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family. Every IDOK church.
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: T. Palin. Rick M.
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.
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
November’s Election.
As I post this it is 95°F and haze in Balad, IQ & the time there is 3:48 PM AST on September 30, 2008
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Field Duty

IDOK DEVOTION FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
Four of twenty five – a Great Recipe:
4- Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less foods manufactured in plants.

Have you ever while traveling to church on Sunday morning, glanced out your window to see someone in your neighborhood mowing their lawn? What went through your mind in that moment? Was it there they are mowing their yard on Sunday, they should be going to church? Or maybe you have been walking in the mall and there was a youngster across the isle dressed rather revealingly. What were your first thoughts then? Did you think her attire was shameful and therefore she must be a heathen? Then did you corral your thinking and say to yourself that sounded rather critical? Then did you silently voice a please forgive me ABBA and Lord Jesus help me see people as You see them? Did the Holy Spirit then give you a passage of Scripture? Did He show you on the screen of your mind how The Lord saw/sees people? Did He remind you: Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.
Matthew 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
I Peter 2: 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
What if rather than criticizing our neighbors and the coming up generation, we began to pray. Not first for them but first for ourselves; asking The Holy Spirit to fill us with the compassion of the Lord Jesus so we could see these as sheep with no Shepherd. Sheep without THE SHEPHERD. Then no doubt we would be ready for ‘field duty’.
ABBA, thank You. There is no doubt You are calling us into the fields. What a privilege that is for us. Thank You for calling us. Thank You for this season of equipping that You are doing within us. Thank You for opening our eyes and our hearts to the people. Lord, we need and we ask for Your Compassion and for Your Eyes to see the people and You the Shepherd. ABBA, we have two particular unspoken requests. You know, Lord. You know the strength that is needed in each one. You know what needs to happen and it is for this we ask. And we bring our IDOK names, each listed one by one. And one by one, we see You the GREAT Shepherd seeking and looking and caring for these sheep. Thank You Lord. Amen and amen. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Jason A and his mother. Melinda H. Trisha. Patti’s Family. George. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Branson. The O’Brien family. Brooklyn. Families and communities hit by Gustav and Ike. Jacqueline and her boys, River and Jackson. Kim and her Fiancee. Jonathan. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Family from Olive Baptist. 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. 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 and Daughters. Lee. Sharron and family, Linda and family, Bev and Family, Mollie B.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family. Every IDOK church.
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: T. Palin. Rick M.
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.
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
November’s Election.
As I post this it is 64°F and haze in Balad, IQ & the time there is 6:34 AM AST – on September 29, 2008
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Not A Thing

IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
Three of twenty five – a Great Recipe:
3- When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for ___________.

Presently I am involved in two Bible Study groups; one meeting on Wednesday night and one on Friday morning. It’s a lot of ‘homework’. And a portion of the homework that I did today was to read Romans 8:38 and 39 and answer this question: What are those things that cannot separate you from God and His love? *
Romans 8: 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is the way I answered: death or life; angels or demons; nothing happening today or tomorrow; nothing above me or below me; nothing too small to see or too large to comprehend; NOTHING CREATED.
Death – 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
Life – Philippians 1: 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell.
Angels – Hebrews 1: 13 But to which of the angels has He ever said: “ Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
Demons – Colossians 2: 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
Today or Tomorrow: Hebrews 13: 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Above or Below: Psalm 139:7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.
Small – Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Large – I Samuel 17: 49 Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David. 51 Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it.
Nothing Created – Isaiah 42: 5 Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it: 6 “ I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles, 7 To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the prison, Those who sit in darkness from the prison house. 16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them.
What more do we need to hear to convince us? Happy Pondering today and have a great weekend remembering and resting in the fact that NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, not even YOU, can separate you from ABBA in CHRIST JESUS.
ABBA Your Word is more than we can comprehend but we do believe – never have You nor shall You ever forsake us; nothing in all the universe is able to prevent You from loving us and keeping our best interest at the center of Your heart. Nothing has or ever shall over power You. You are forever supreme. Thank You. LORD I pray You will make these passages of Scripture alive in us. Thank You that we can again bring this list of names; that You have more than ample strength to give them today; abundant blessings of mercy, grace, and forgiveness. We confidently and happily intercede for our IDOK Troops today; for their safety, for inner peace and tranquility, for wisdom and discernment, for Scriptures promises to come to mind at just the right time and added to this we pray each will love You more today. We pray for their families and friends here at home to rest easy in You today. We are acutely aware of the economy crisis and we pray for viable solutions to be made plain and implemented timely. Our hope and our trust is in You LORD. We continue to pray for truth to be proclaimed and lies to be exposed, more and more as November 4 approaches. You know our hearts, you know our desires; we pray for voters with courage to vote Your Word, to vote LIFE in this election. We pray for allies and peace for Israel. We pray for repentance for America and for revival for Your Church. And again LORD, every name, situation and unspoken request, ABBA Thy will be done. Amen and amen. Jason A and his mother. Melinda H. Trisha. Patti’s Family. George. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Branson. The O’Brien family. Brooklyn. Families and communities hit by Gustav and Ike. Jacqueline and her boys, River and Jackson. Kim and her Fiancee. Jonathan. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Family from Olive Baptist. 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. 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 and Daughters. Lee. Sharron and family, Linda and family, Bev and Family, Mollie B.
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.
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: T. Palin. Rick M.
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.
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
November’s Election.
As I post this it is 72°F and clear in Balad, IQ & the time there is 5:44 AM AST – on September 26, 2008

*Question came from page 130, Planting trust, Knowing Peace by Denise George

Obama’s Not Exactlys:
3 of 39
3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

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When God Says That’s Enough

IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
Two of twenty five – a Great Recipe:
2- Sit in silence at least 10 minutes each day.
Talk to God about what is going on in your life.
Buy a lock if you have to.

As I place fingers to the keyboard, it’s mid afternoon and it has been a day to smile about. I got my 30 minute walk completed even before Jerry left for the office – it set the tone for the day and I like the ‘music’ that is continuing to play. Did you love the link to On Time God? I am still playing it off and on.
I Samuel 16: 1 Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”
How long is long enough? If you are familiar with the setting here, you know that Saul, Israel’s first king, was not God’s pick for Israel and by this time Saul was a ‘lame duck king’ . He was on his way out even though it would be years yet before God’s Choice, David, would come to the throne. You may recall that God had given Saul specific commands and Saul had deliberately disobeyed. And so in verse 1, Samuel is still mourning Saul’s disobedience. Do we ever mourn the disobedience of others? ABBA was not displeased with the fact of Samuel’s mourning; only with the length of it. It was time for Samuel to put away his grief and get on with God’s plan for him and the Nation. So how was Samuel to do that? Father was specific to Samuel and I think we too can find some specifics for us within His instructions to Samuel. ABBA said, fill your horn with oil and GO. Do you see something in this for us? Could He be saying to one still mourning the end of a relationship, fill your horn with oil and go? Could He be saying to one on a day certain following the death of a dream, fill your horn with oil and go? Could He be saying to one who has sat another day playing that same old DVD of forsaken sins on the screen of his/her mind, fill your horn with oil and go? I think so. I think it’s like this. The horn is a vessel. We are vessels. The oil is the Holy Spirit. So when we, the vessels, hear Him say to us, how long are you gonna keep on with this; that is our time to say, here I am Lord. The key to getting up and going beyond the grief, beyond the stagnation, is opening up and saying LORD, fill me up. SEND me. I WILL go. I will go beyond this hurt, beyond this disillusionment, beyond this grief, beyond this doubt, beyond this unbelief, and I will be filled with You.
Ephesians 5: 15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,
19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
Matthew 28: 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Abba, we see it. Your command to us is to be FILLED with You and GO. Fill us and send us. There can be no greater honor or privilege in this world given to us than to be filled with You and to Go to others, helping, giving, serving – being YOUR TOUCH to them. We want this LORD. We want to touch the world, our individual worlds, in Your Name. And we know You are teaching us and training us and we are learning. Thank You. You are AWESOME. ABBA, right now we are praying for unspoken requests, for those right now lifting up something unspoken, we know You are answering. Thank You. And we are praying for our IDOK Troops; we are leaning on You to protect them in mind, body and spirit. We are leaning on You to cover them with Your Feathers, to shield them from the enemy; and to bring them home as soon as You will. Thank You for the good being done and LORD make us successful in this so they all can come home. Thank You for the plan for Peace You have for Israel. We pray for Her leaders and all the people – protect them and supply them with proper defense we pray. We pray for America; raise up bold, anointed saints to proclaim Your Gospel and Holy Spirit bless this Nation with an outpouring of conviction; make it hard on people to continue to sin; make sin uncomfortable, so uncomfortable that repentance is real and desired. Thank You for each name given here; thank You for what You have already done and what You are yet to do today on behalf of each of them. Thank You that not one of these will go un-noticed by You today. Thank You that not one of them will be alone today; thank You that not one of them will be without remedy for trouble; thank You that not one of them will be so far gone that You will not reach them today. Our pray is that each will receive Your ministry to them today; that not one of them will turn You away in anyway. Amen and amen. Jason A and his mother. Melinda H. Trisha. Patti’s Family. George. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Branson. The O’Brien family. Brooklyn. Families and communities hit by Gustav and Ike. Jacqueline and her boys, River and Jackson. Kim and her Fiancee. Jonathan. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Family from Olive Baptist. 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. 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 and Daughters. Lee. Sharron and family, Linda and family, Bev and Family, Mollie B.
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.
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: T. Palin. Rick M.
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.
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
November’s Election.
As I post this it is 70°F and clear in Al Asad, IQ & the time there is 6:17 AM AST – on September 25, 2008

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2.) Father Was A Goat Herder – NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

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