IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009
As I stepped out into the back yard this morning and as I admired the accomplishments that have been made, I smiled and it felt good. And when walking with Jerry to the front drive, I had this thought: any and every good feeling we have, any and every good quality, character, emotion, personality expression that we have that does not conflict with the Word and Character of God comes from HIM. When you stand and admire, smile and enjoy an accomplishment like the building of a deck, mowing the yard, weeding the garden, any such thing (and many more) that feeling you get is God breathed. You see I believe with all my heart, the good emotions we have originated with God and were given to us by Him.
26 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.
27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.
That desire in you to create, that came from ABBA. He is like that! And He made you like that, not only for His glory but for your wellbeing and pleasure. Enjoy it! Put it to GREAT use! Let Him be expressed through you to this world. Your holy creativity is so needed here! Have you got a knack for something? Something that you get into it and the time seems to fly by and it just feels good doing it? That’s most likely a gift of creativity in you. Don’t squelch it, open yourself in prayer and see how God will expand your opportunities to put that creativity to use for others and, yes, yourself too. You know what the TEXT says. I Timothy 5:18 For the Scripture says, You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain, and again, The laborer is worthy of his hire.
So pray and when you get the green light, go for it!!
Okay, this came quick and early and easy, don’t let me miss ALL that’s in this for me and don’t let any one of our IDOKs miss Your Word to them in this. Thank You, ABBA. And based upon Your Word I pray and speak life and knowledge and good judgment in decisions and choices over our IDOKs and every reader.
We pray this too for our IDOK Troops and their families, our local congregations of Christian Believers, our towns and community leaders. I can’t be on the steps of City Hall this morning at 9:00 because of other places I must be but I pray today for the City of Satsuma, for the elected, and volunteer leaders, workers and helpers for their safety and for good and kind hearts and a growing desire to love You and please You, helping the people of Satsuma. And I pray that this praying specifically for our places of domicile will catch on and spread. Thank You ABBA for every joy and every gift You are giving us today. Amen and amen.
A SPECIFIC UNSPOKEN. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Caleb and his family – Rob, Vaughn, Whitaker and Donoghue. Dora. Mattie. Jarrod. Donna P and her Dad. BETTY. Stack Family. Brenda and her family. David Y. Joshua A. Kim T and her parents. Martha McC. Tamra and Family. Rachel and family. Joe and Rose. Stellan. Darlene’s Sister. Tammy B and Family. Jackie K. Brian T. Ricky M. Linda and Family. Joe. Michael H. Linda W. Debbie W. Mike and Vickie. Natalie. Jacqueline and Sons (River and Jackson). Sandra Dot B. Julia O. Ann C. Stan and Jowanna and Family Mary. Shay and Emma’s Kids (orphanage in Zambia) Ministry. Susan D. Melissa and daughters. Jason A and his mother. Wayne B. Melinda H. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Mabel’s Aunt Lou. Heather and Brandon. Darlene and Torkel. W C and family. Maggie and Family. DeLois. Katelyn (B) J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Bay and family. Bill and Judy. Doug. Larry and Claudia and family. Callie. Ruth. Cynthia. Allyson and Glyn and family. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Chuck. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Mollie and family. Andrew and Daughters. 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.
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
ABBA, I am posting this here in prayer as a daily prayer and I am praying as pure in motive as I know how today, asking that You by whatever ways and means You choose, see to the removal from office of every elected Official in Washington and all 50 States that is not sensitive to and is not inclined to work to preserve Judaeo-Christian values and the Constitution of this Nation in its Original Intent. Lord, I am so sorry that many (and thank You not all) offices of this Nation are filled with corrupt, reprobate-minded people who have no regard for You or Your Word and if I have done anything that has contributed to the election of these people, please forgive me and stop me from any further actions that will damage and bring this Nation to complete ruin. I pray Holy Spirit that You will stir the hearts and prayers of enough people to bring this Nation to repentance and will clean and cleanse the offices and the Officials of this Nation. Father God, please have mercy on us. Lord Jesus, clean Washington even as You did the Temple if need be. And Lord some weeks later since this prayer began we have word from one of those Alabama officials that he wants our prayers, that he is mindful of You, that he does love You and obviously he is well acquainted with Your Word. And ABBA I am so delighted and grateful for this man and for others like him, so for each of them (and You know who they are, Lord) we pray that You will anoint and empower them to stand firm and holy in these places of service You have given them and Lord please bring others alongside to stand with them and help them. And as he suggested move us to be involved in the political process with more than just our prayers according to the individual will You have for each of us. Again, Lord, thank You for this news, thank You for what You are doing. Amen and amen.
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. Justin G. Michael K. Bay N. T. Palin. Richard M. Bobby G. (added 12/16/08) Tommy T. Chad B (3/2009) Kyle N. (3/26). Jessica D. (4/09) Sgt. Vince Barrientos (5/2009)
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Brandon B.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Lee. George. Travis N. Hawk. Justin G. Tommy W.
Injured: Lukas S. (11/30/08)
Military at home, specifically those emotional-spirit wounds that only God and Time can heal – Adam M. Captain Tran. Josh. John L. Drew.
As I post this it is 90°F and clear in Kuwait, KW (Airport) and the time there is 6:41 AM AST on June 10, 2009.