Not Today

IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009



Part of my prayer journaling today was out of desperation and in that I wrote: I am sorely tempted and struggling to keep from getting bent out of shape right now.

And with that I was reminded of what is my shape to be. Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Jesus shaped. Yep, that’s supposed to be my shape. Isn’t it a great thing that we are predestined (and that means ‘certain to occur’ – oh I like that!) to be conformed to the image of Christ Jesus? Otherwise, I’d get real depressed about it at times. Like I haven’t many times! But not today!! Today, I’m certain it shall occur and until then I know I will have times of getting ‘bent out of shape’, but not today. Hey, I like that: Not Today! String enough of those ‘not today’s’ together and we will be well on our way to whatever He is making of us, individually, and collectively, as the Body of Christ. So our word for today is Not Today, not today will I get bent out of shape; not today will I ______________. You fill in your blank with that one thing that seems to grab you and shake you often; fill in the blank and say, Not Today! In Jesus Name, in Jesus Strength and Victory – NOT TODAY!

Hebrews 12 (New King James Version)

1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. 4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.

Praise Reports and Prayer Requests

ABBA, Not Today; and thank You so much since praying and writing the struggle in this moment is passed. Thank You!! And I pray that when this devotion arrives at the screens of our beloved IDOKs they will fill in their respective blanks and they will in Jesus Name and Strength and Power and Authority say Not Today to that sin that easily ensnares. It’s a good word, now my prayer is to practice it and yes, I know to practice it means I must have opportunity so when the Evil One and my own putrid flesh gives me opportunities to practice I pray I will, that all our IDOKs will. I am continuing to pray for our IDOK having surgery that she is resting well and recovering better than expected. I pray for others, for Tamra and her sons, that peace and surrender will come and You will be gloried and they will live daily in the Blessing of Asher. The Blessing of Asher, we all need that; so I am praying for the Blessing of Asher upon my beloved and me, our children and grandchildren and every one of our IDOKs and our IDOK Troops too and every person listed here. Amen and amen. A SPECIFIC UNSPOKEN. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. Katie H. 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 have removed the ‘posting’ for the Cleansing of America but I know the prayer is eternal 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 77°F and clear in Balad, IQ (Airport) and the time 5:53 AM AST on August 25, 2009.

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