Chit Chat

IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009



Max Lucado has a good word for us this morning, especially since I am lacking this morning. It comes from his book Grace For The Moment.

Ephesians 6:18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).

Living in God’s Presence

Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything you need. Ephesians 6:18

How do I live in God’s presence? How do I detect His unseen hand on my shoulder and His inaudible voice in my ear? . . .How can you and I grow familiar with the voice of God? Here are a few ideas: Give God your waking thoughts. Before you step out of bed, step into His presence. Give God your waiting thoughts. Spend time with Him in silence. Give God your whispering thoughts . . . Imagine considering every moment as a potential time of communion with God. Give God your waning thoughts. At the end of the day, let you mind settle on Him. Conclude the day as you began it: talking to God.

Just Like Jesus

And in Tuesday’s Beth Moore DVD, she gave us a barometer as to our level of intimacy with God – she asked if we ‘Chit-Chat’ with God? That is do we practice His Presence; do we sense Him with us and that He is interested, that He cares about the ordinary things? When you’re driving (alone, most likely) and you see something that startles you or surprises you, do say to Him, did You see that? When you hear a comment, do you say to Him did You hear what she said? And do you hear His reply? That’s holy chit-chat, not the only barometer to measure our intimacy level with God but certainly one of them.

May each of us experience holy chit chat with Him today.

PRAYER REQUESTS & REPORTS

Kim’s surgery went well, she is resting, awaiting reports.

Claudia said: The really great news is: DOUG IS HOME! He still has a bad cough, and his catheter is still in, but his stomach and digestion are working….. He is tired but glad to be home. The home nursing will start tomorrow, and he will be fed 5 times a day….going to be busy.

ABBA, some of us, maybe many of us, have a lot of things on our minds this morning, things that have come to us uninvited, so to speak, and now that they have we need Your Mind about it, and while we wait for You to clear the path help us obey Your Word in Philippians 4:8 when You said whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. So I pray Holy Spirit that we will depend upon You today to do this command that You have given us even and especially with whatever is on our respective plates today. Thank You, ABBA.

Thank You for Kim’s successful procedure, help her rest well this weekend and return to work, help her rest well in spirit as she awaits word and we ask You for a good word, a clean bill of health please, Lord. And thank You that Doug is home, that his digestive system is functioning again, please continue his progress to better health. Please keep our IDOK Troops safe and sound today, keep their minds stayed on You. Keep all our minds today stayed on You so that Your Peace will guide us. Comfort, guide and give strength to each IDOK and Holy Spirit teach us the fine art of chit chatting with You. What I have experienced so far, nothing in this world compares to it and Lord I want more. I love You ABBA. Keep our IDOKs safe and sound this weekend and bring us back together again on Monday. 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 104°F and clear in Balad, IQ (Airport) and the time there is 3:49 PM AST on June 19, 2009.