Come and Dine in 2009

My Dear IDOKs we are staring down on the New Year of 2009. The close of one year and the beginning of another is a time when we generally invest some moments reflecting upon what has been and dream of what we hope will be. There have been some miracle delights in 2008 as well as hurts so deep that only the LORD could give strength to endure. And He did. He has been faithful to us. And if you like me have not been as faithful to Him as you told Him on December 31, 2007 that you would be, He knows. He knew when we said it and today is the perfect day to let it go. And tonight when the old year passes and the new year begins, we can begin again. And there is a real possibility that in 2009 we will love Him more, and love people more. The is a real possibility that 2009 will be our best year yet in our Walk of Faith with Him. I think it would honor Him and please Him greatly if we begin now to believe and expect to love Him more in 2009. It is not something we have to work at, there’s no way WE can make it happen, nor do we have to beg Him to do it for us. We are only required to make our minds, hearts and souls available to Him and He will do the rest. defines available as Present and ready for use; . . . Willing to be of service. That’s really good I think. Present, to me means moment by moment I am aware of Him. There’s no ‘feeling’ that He is far away. Ready to use, to me means I am prayed up, confessed up and when the Holy Spirit prompts me I can respond appropriately; I don’t have anything standing between He and I. Willing to be of service, that needs no commentating, does it?
Lets say the coming year of 2009 is our year to abide and dine.
And just as a side note – maybe if we DINE with Jesus this year we will loose a pound or two of ‘flesh’. No doubt we will. And wouldn’t that bring on some rejoicing?!
John 21:
12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? Knowing that it was the Lord.
Revelation 3:
19Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me.
21 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.

Adding to our list today from Beverly: Please add Kay E. To our prayer list. She was in an accident yesterday. She has a broken ankle, a knee injury (having to wait on the swelling to go down & they’ll know more about it), & her spleen is bleeding. She is in ICU so they can monitor her spleen. Due to having a staph infection w/a previous surgery they do not want to remove the spleen.
And from Rachel: Please be in prayer for my nephew Phillip. My heart is burdened and his father — my brother, is devastated with his choices and the consequences of them. Ask that the Lord continue to work on Phillip’s hardened heart. My beloved sister in law named her sons after three great men in the Bible and dedicated them to the Lord; David, Paul and Phillip. Phillip has strayed far from his teachings and what he knows as the Truth. We trust the Lord will bring peace to everyone who hears the news of his poor choices and lift him up to the Lord for spiritual renewal.

If the issues or circumstances that placed the name on the list have been resolved, please let me know. We don’t want to remove any name prematurely but we do want to keep the list fresh. Thanks.
ABBA, thank You for prayers already prayed this morning. Thank You that You have heard. Thank You that You always hear Your children. And I pray now for our IDOKs that today we will prepare ourselves to come and dine with You in 2009. There will be folks out celebrating tonight in ways that are not good and so I am praying now for protection of all our IDOKs. Thank You for safe passage from one year to another.
I pray for Kay E, that bleeding spleen sounds serious to me. We expect bones to knit but when an organ is bleeding that scares us LORD. So I pray that You will heal her spleen, knit her bones together again and I pray she will love You with all her heart. And Phillip. Bad choices. Stupid, bad choices. That must hurt You so much when You see us doing such things. And the pain it brings to us must be nothing in comparison to the pain it causes You for us. So I pray for Phillip for grace and space to repent. I pray the consequences of his sins will literally drive him to Your Throne. That he will repent and be delivered from this path he has chosen. I pray he will stop and choose Your Way. I pray for Rachel and her brother and all the family that they will find comfort in You as they watch this process and I pray they will stand in faith on his behalf and that they will discern carefully what You are saying to them, when to speak and when to be silent; when to help, when to say yes and when to say no and I pray they will be faithful in this discerning and doing. And Phillip is not the only one on our list that has made evil choices and we pray for them too. I have one young man in particular in mind and I pray for him again that You will have mercy and that he will repent and believe. And there are other situations listed here, cancer. You know even better than we what a horrible enemy to the body it is . What a picture of sin it is. And it is no respecter of persons. Cancer has invaded those we know love You and obey You. It invades those that do not give You the time of day. We don’t understand this but we trust You. And we pray for wholeness for them all.
And our IDOK Troops, we would not forget them this morning, any morning. They are precious to us and we are grateful to give them the gift of prayer and we do. And we pray for their protection. We want them to be safe and well and whole in mind and body and spirit there in hostile places and those who are here at home too, we still pray for them and their families – Your Will be done LORD.
You have answered all our prayers this year. Some answers delighted us beyond words and some answers we are still waiting to see manifested and some we accepted because in Your AWESOME love for us You said NO. Thank You ABBA. Thank You. Now as we close this out for today, thank You for each and every IDOK, for each and every soul who will join me in this prayer, whatever they need LORD, whatever is concerning them, whomever they love and want to see healed and saved I pray for them to experience You today and that will be more than enough. Amen and amen.
Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Kay E. Phillip. Margie and Craig. Sandra. Dot B. 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. Wayne B. Melinda H. Trisha. Patti’s Family. 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. Richard M. Adam M. Bobby G. (added 12/16/08)
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Brandon B.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Lee. George. Travis N. Hawk. Justin G.
Injured: Lukas S. (11/30/08)
Injured and brought State side: Anthony.
Military at home – 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 68°F and haze in Balad, IQ & the time there is 2:56 PM AST – on December 31, 2008.
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