And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, here is a link you don’t want to miss – it made me cry grateful tears. http://www.cpmsglife2.org/MSG/Pres/td/td1.html
On a day certain in early IDOK history, I sat before my computer screen with at ‘blank page’. Some of you who have been with me for a long time will remember that day. That was the day of ‘no devotion’ – nothing came that day. No Text. No story. No quip. Just prayer. And the prayer, was in part, ‘Daddy I got a blank page here and it scares me.’ And as memory serves, prayer was just right for some IDOKs that day – a ‘devotion’ was not what was needed. And He taught me something about fear that day and maybe some others too.
Well, this morning we have what I would say is akin to a blank page. It’s one of those days I really don’t want to ‘teach a lesson’. I don’t want to put words on a page to ‘make us think hard’ or words to cause us to look deep into our hearts and see what is there and what needs to be changed. It’s one of those days that I’d rather as the surgeon might say, put away the scalpel or the teacher who says, lets take the class outside today so we can just enjoy the sights and sounds and smells and feels of Nature. And so this morning I just want to be quiet and just read a piece of Peace —
Psalm 25(New Century Version):
8 The LORD is good and right; He points sinners to the right way.
9 He shows those who are humble how to do right, and He teaches them His ways.
10 All the LORD’s ways are loving and true for those who follow the demands of His agreement.
11 For the sake of your name, LORD, forgive my many sins.
12 Are there those who respect the LORD? He will point them to the best way.
13 They will enjoy a good life, and their children will inherit the land.
14 The LORD tells His secrets to those who respect Him; He tells them about His agreement.
15 My eyes are always looking to the LORD for help. He will keep me from any traps.
And my friends, these ‘I don’t want to’ days are meant to be rare ones. So enjoy one! Can you hear Him? He is saying: ‘I know you don’t want to and it’s okay, as long as you spend the day with me.’
Mark 6 (KJV):
30 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
Lord, I just want to sit here, don’t want to go over all the ills of the world with You — You know them and many of them I know. I just want to sit here and be quiet and snuggle up into Your Heart and be held. I don’t really want to talk much, just want to be still and hear the beat of Your Heart in my ear and sense the warmth of Your arms around my shoulders. Ahh that feels good, Lord. Thank You. I love you. Thank You for loving me too. Traveling mercies for IDOKs on the road and wisdom for IDOKs making decisions about church affiliation. 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. Terry and family. Julia O. Ann C. Stan and Jowanna and Family. Carolyn. Mary. Mabel. Joan. Jodi H. David T’s Family. Kimberly. Shay and Emma’s Kids (orphanage in Zambia) Ministry. Susan D. Jason A and his mother. Melinda H. Trisha. Patti’s Family. George. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Branson. The O’Brien family. Brooklyn. Jacqueline and her boys, River and Jackson. Kim and her Fiancee. Jonathan. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Bernie. Darlene and Torkel. 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. John L.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Richard M. Brandon B.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Lee. George.Travis N. Hawk. Justin G.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony.
Military at home adjusting – Tim. Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi. Edward J. Lyndon A. Jason G. Captain Tran
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 80°F and haze in Kuwait International airport, Kuwait & the time there is 4:40 PM AST – on November 21, 2008
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