Friends

IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009

Monday was fun. It included two important errands for Bev and I went along for the ride and in between we had time for a stop at a local bookstore which is always trouble for Bev and me, especially at the Bargain Table and the ‘soup’ at a nearby ‘Bread’ Store was terrific and then after supper here at home two 1940 black and white movies topped off the evening. Play days with friends are GOOD! Godly friends in your life are a blessing. Give thanks today for your godly friends that you laugh with, shop with, watch movies with and praise The LORD with. Christian Friends! What a blessing!

And speaking of godly friends. My Dear IDOKs thank you! Many of you I have not personally met but even so Jesus makes you dear friends to me. From time to time as I am given the privilege to see you face and face and it has not failed yet, Jesus gives us instant godly bonding. Thank you for being there and here with me.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. [They were His dear friends, and He held them in loving esteem.]

Amen and amen.

Prayer request: Dear prayer partners, I got this from Melinda H, my friend and prayer partner, in Tennessee. Her dear friend, Mike, (and his wife Vickie) are facing an uphill battle against cancer. He is participating in a new drug trial and it has been very difficult and painful. Please keep them in your prayers as they go through this. Thank you for being so faithful to pray. Love, Mabel

ABBA, I am grateful for these days with my sister-friend. Thank You. You are wise, loving and kind as You bring friends into our lives. And I pray we will be mindful of each friend You have given and I pray we will be true friends to one another. I ask You for traveling mercies for each and every IDOK that may be traveling today, keep them safe and guarded as only You can. And I pray for Claudia today as she attends Doug; You know the needs there and I pray for strength for both of them to receive Your strength and blessings today. And we pray for Mike and Vickie. Stick close to them we pray, draw them into Your fellowship for strength and courage and healing we pray. You know June is their 30th anniversary month, give them the best celebration together this year they have ever had we pray. There are many others too listed here that we are privileged to bring to You. We see some of the things that concern them, we know the things that concern us for them but YOU LORD care the most, You LORD love them more than all of us put together and so we know You are entering into the lives of each of them to love them, restore them, guide and protect and give abundant joy and we pray each will receive from You today all that You have for them. I pray that every IDOK will receive today from You what You desire to give. I think You have much more to give us than we have yet opened up ourselves to You to receive. LORD help us comprehend that You are our greatest, dearest and best FRIEND. And I don’t want to exclude You from anything that I participate in this day. I am welcoming You into every moment of this day; I want You in every moment; I want You to SHINE in every dark corner of this world in which I live; and in every dark corner of my own heart SHINE and clean it up I pray. Oh yes we cannot fail to specifically pray for our IDOK Troops, those on foreign soil and those here at home, keep them safe in mind and body and spirit we pray. Protect and promote Israel as You will in this time; give we the American People grace and space to repent and Holy Spirit, revive the Church for Jesus sake. Amen and amen. A SPECIFIC UNSPOKEN. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Mike and Vickie. Moriah and her family. Natalie. Kathy and family. Tommy and Raye. Doug. Woman of Sadness. Frank. Ann J. Jeanette. Mia and family. Joy and Evan. Gina. Francis T. Cathy T. Cathie R and family. Jacqueline and Sons (River and Jackson) Emily. Walt. Phillip. Margie and Craig. Sandra. Terry and family. Dot B. Julia O. Ann C. Stan and Jowanna and Family. Carolyn. Mary. Mabel. Amy and her Girls. Joan. 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. Kim and her Fiancee. Jonathan. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Bernie and Linda. 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. 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. Mollie and family. Julia. Bobbie. Erin. Alan. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. 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. Friends at work. 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. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Brant W. Christopher R. Joshua M. Brent. Drew. Justin G. Michael K. Sgt. Bozicevich. Bay N. T. Palin. John L. Richard M. Adam M. Bobby G. (added 12/16/08) Tommy T.

IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Brandon B. Kyle N. (3/26)

Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Lee. George. Travis N. Hawk. Justin G.

Injured: Lukas S. (11/30/08) http://www.strafford1st.com/page25/page26/page26.html

Military at home – Tim. Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi. Edward J. Lyndon A. Jason G. Captain Tran Josh.

And specifically those emotional/spirit wounds that only God and Time can heal

The Peace of Israel.

Revival in America.

As I post this it is 64°F and mostly cloudy in Al Asad, IQ (Airport) & the time there is 4:53 PM AST on March 3, 2009.

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Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.

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