Stay and Support

IDOK DEVOTION OF THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009



As you have witnessed many times in this course of years with IDOK, some mornings I am late to the screen to write. That always frustrates me and I have an urgent sense to get something, some word of encouragement, a prayer of strength to you as quickly as I can and this morning is one of those mornings.

So for a Word today and as not so ‘spiritual’ as this is I went to Psalm 18:18 and found this: They confronted and came upon me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay and support. (By the way there is not a Psalm 6:18, I looked.)

This is a good and excellent Word for us today. The LORD today is our stay. He is our anchor to steady us (not only to keep us on course but to keep us safe from destruction) when the winds of adversity blow strong, hard and from every direction. It is not that we must hold on to Him, we must KNOW that HE IS HOLDING ON TO US – TO YOU this very day. It is for us to know today that when the ground we are standing on seems to be shaking and crumbling, HE IS OUR SUPPORT. He is our foundation and He WILL NOT fail us.

PRAYER REQUESTS

A diagnosis has been made for Marzelle and a plan of treatment will come. Marzella is a beloved Mother (age 83); she and her family continue to need our prayers.

And Kim is having some outpatient surgery soon, possibly this week.

Doug and Claudia continue to need our prayers

ABBA, take these few words and make them big in the hearts of every needy IDOK today. We thank You for a diagnosis for Marzelle; thank You for the 83 years of service she has given and a daughter and a sister and others are hoping and praying for even more and we are confident that in Your Eternal Plan and Purpose for this precious and beloved servant that You are tending her faithfully and we entrust her treatment and recovery to You. We pray for rest and peace for her family. We continue to pray for Doug, asking for his recovery and restoration and the same for Claudia as she continues to stand with him to bless and care for him.

And Kim we pray for a textbook perfect procedure and a full and complete recovery and for peace in the meantime for her and her mother and the family.

And there are others listed here, many others and for them we pray too – not knowing what to specifically we pray we just entrust them to You for Your Will.

And we pray for our IDOK Troops for their protection and safety today and we petition again for their safe returns home at the appointed time.

And we continue to renew our prayer for the repentance and restoration of this Nation. And we prayer especially for Your Church to be revived and empowered to exalt You and see people from this Nation and all Nations saved and rescued from sin and hell. I ask You to comfort and correct and supply grace and provisions of every kind to each of our IDOKs. Amen and amen.

A SPECIFIC UNSPOKEN. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Marzelle. KC. Neolle T. Mary F. MH and J. Caleb and his family – Rob, Vaughn, Whitaker and Donoghue. Dora. Mattie. Jarrod. BETTY. Billie Joyce and family. Stack Family. Brenda and her family. Joshua A. Kim T and her parents. Martha McC. Tamra and Family. Rachel and family. Joe and Rose. 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.

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.(3/09) [Kyle is having a birthday this month, extra blessings would be appreciated]. 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 99°F and clear in Al Asad, IQ (Airport) and the time there is 3:31 PM AST on June 18, 2009.