IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
ALL the working surfaces in my office are piled high and there are some piles of stuff in various places in the house. Suffice it to say I have no lack for work. And as I type that I think why am I writing this, surely it will not lead into a devotion as I am pretty well blank this morning. Blank because since my feet hit the floor I have been putting clothes in the washer, packing my beloved a lunch, clipping mint from the garden, sipping a cup of tea on the go, waiting for a phone call and I could go on, but I won’t. So I have done this morning what I consistently encourage you to not do … start my day before I pick up my Bible. Shame on me!
So I shall now, even though the hour is late, go to the Word; otherwise I have nothing of significance to say and that is true always; if ABBA does not give a Word, nothing I could say would be worth reading.
Last night Pastor talked about one of Israel’s kings, Uzziah. Uzziah became king at age 16 and Scripture says at II Chronicles 26:4 that he did right in the Lord’s sight to the extent that his father Amaziah had done. And II Chronicles 25:2 says speaking of Amaziah: He did right in the Lord’s sight, but not with a perfect or blameless heart.
And Pastor fed us well last night briefly picking through the life of Uzziah. And then Pastor sent us to Isaiah 6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
And you know what is beautiful about this verse? I SAW THE LORD. And we will in our daily lives if we DIE to ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to progressively make our hearts blameless before Him. May we all ‘see’ The Lord in ourselves today! He’s there if we will just choose to get off the throne. And if you are like me, that is not a one time a day decision.
Praise Reports and Prayer Requests
We are adding Amber Johns to our prayer list this morning. Amber is a friend of an IDOK’s daughter and Amber has a rare type cancer; she’s young, has a husband and two young elementary age children. We can enter into the work God is doing in her and for her by prayer.
Please especially pray today for the highlighted names below.
ABBA, I am way late this morning greeting our IDOKs and I pray You will take Your Word here and minister it to each of them. I pray You will speak and show up mightily in their lives today. I pray they will ‘see’ You on every hand and will love You and rejoice over You and give You great, great pleasure today. And I pray I will too. Amber. Holy Spirit, how do I pray for Amber? She’s young, she has young children, she has a husband and she has a cancer that will take her physical life away from her if it is allowed to continue to destroy her body. She does not want that, no one wants that. You don’t want that, but this I know: in this world evil stuff happens and You are still God and You are still good and still worthy of our trust. So, ABBA, love on Amber and her family as You will, cause it will be, not just good but great, whatever You do because good and great and awesome are all You can do. And love on others listed here too, all of them. Our IDOK Troops too and Israel and this nation America that we love and Your Church – we are so in need of revival – please heal us. Amen and Amen. A SPECIFIC UNSPOKEN. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Amber Johns. Joe-Ann. McCarver Family. Vickie and Family. Brittany M and family. Dennis and Lisa J. Jack. Melanie and Jay M. Susanne M. Alice T. Elaine W and Family. Joni and Todd. Roy and Julee. Glenn R and his family. Holly. Donald 2. Ed G. Debra B. Jon E. Katie B. Brian. Donald 1. Loyce McM. DeLois. Mollie B. Marzelle. KC. Neolle T. Mary F. MH and J. Caleb and his family – Rob, Vaughn, Whitaker and Donoghue. Dora. Mattie. Jarrod. BETTY. 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, Leona. Tammy B and Family. Jackie K. Brian T. Ricky M. Linda and Family. Joe. Michael H. Linda W. Debbie W. Natalie. Jacqueline and Sons (River and Jackson). Sandra. Dot B. Julia O. Ann C. Stan and Jowanna and Family Mary.. 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. Katelyn (B) J Lloyd. 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.
Shay and Emma’s Kids (orphanage in Zambia) Ministry
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 removing this ‘posting’ for the Cleansing of America and leaving it with You.
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. Kyle N(3/09). 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 Al Asad, IQ (Airport) and the time 4:37 PM AST on August 13, 2009.