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.
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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