IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
I am excited here! Beth Moore simulcast begins tonight (Friday)! I have my ticket to attend at North Mobile Baptist Church in Saraland; hope to see some of you there.
I have finally undertaken what I have put off for years – memorizing Scripture, again. I say again because as a Baptist girl in GAs and Acteens, memorizing Scripture is one of those things we did. So. This week I have begun; taking it slow, depending upon the length of the verse or verses will give myself a month for each selection and if that works well will try for two selections a month. For now it’s 1 Corinthians 9:27 But I discipline my body, and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. I have set myself to select passages of Scripture that speak to a need or struggle in me and this one is paying off already. I busied myself through lunch today so about 3:00 or so I was pretty hungry and thanks to this Scripture coming to mind and quoting it to myself, I put that Cheddar Cheese Chex Mix away instead of eating too much of it. I just could not sit there and keep eating what I knew was not that good for me while I was hearing ‘But I discipline my body’ within the walls of my mind. I think I may be on to something here!! Certainly this Scripture text addresses much more serious matters than putting down a bag of Cheddar Cheese Chex Mix but hey, it worked! Who would argue with success? Not me! Sweet blessings to you all; be safe and live holy all weekend.
Praise Reports and Prayer Requests
ABBA, today’s victory is still sweet even in this moment; thank You. And as my beloved just said for me today it was Chex Mix, another time it could be something more serious to put down but Your Word will still be there to bring victory. Thank You that is good! Thank You that Mabel is home recovering and I pray it will be a steady, speedy recovery; You know all that she needs in this moment and I pray she will receive it all from You. You have heard the names of every one listed here; You know the need; You know their faces, You know their hearts; You love them more than we can imagine; help them believe and do for them all that is in Your Heart to do for them we pray. Comfort and give strength and courage to our IDOK Troops, those away and those here and we pray especially for those away that at the appointed time they will be home safe and sound. Israel is still dear to me so I pray for Peace for them; I pray for protection and for allies. I pray America will not turn Her back on Israel and I pray if IDOK can serve in any way that You will instruct us. I pray for Your missionaries, for their protection and for open doors to minister and give Your message of salvation in Christ Jesus alone. Amen and amen. A SPECIFIC UNSPOKEN. Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about. C David. Johnny McK and family. Katie H. Amber Johns. Joe-Ann. McCarver Family. Vickie 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. 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. 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
Ryan, Sarah, Josh & Caleb Bedenkop – missionaries in Costa Rica
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 79°F and partly cloudy in Balad, IQ (Airport) and the time 5:28 AM AST on August 28, 2009.