IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009
Joyce (Meyer) gave me a really good definition of compromise on Monday: doing just a little bit less than what you know is right.
And this morning I woke up with this one; it’s more of a prayer than a quote: If You are not angry about it, help me not be angry about it.
I spent more time than you need to know being angry about some things that I am real sure that our Father was not mad about. I was wrong and it was sin. And it really messed up my day. I messed up my day. But today is a new day and His mercies are brand new this morning. And His Word says
1 John 1:9 (New King James Version)
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I accept that this morning.
And so having said that I went to my online Scripture locator with the word anger and it comes up in the NKJV about 230 times. Needless to say I cannot share even a portion of them with you this morning – might be an interesting study for us to do on our own though.
First we know from our Christian upbringing so far that God hates SIN so it is safe to say that is what makes Him angry. And when I thought about Jesus being angry I could only think of one time: in the Temple with the whip. And we can find that account in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
To my surprise, so far, the word anger came up another time, here:
Mark 3 (New King James Version)
1 And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand.
2 So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. 3 And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.”
4 Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent.
5 And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.
6 Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.
So what was He angry about? And did you notice that His anger brought on grieving? He looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts.
And I’ve got to pause right here for today. If when you have pondered this and you have insight to share, please do.
Praise Reports and Prayer Requests
Please add my son and daughter-in-law to your prayer list. Paul recently had neck surgery and then a week later Kristi fell and sprained her foot really bad. Paul is not supposed to life anything any heavier than 10 pounds and now Kristi can’t walk with the baby. The baby weighs 23 pounds and Paul has had to help pick him up. He felt a pop in his neck last night and his back and arm are tingling. I know this is long but all you have to do is pray for Paul and Kristi’s healing and God will know what they need. Thank you, and God bless your ministry. Martha.
Betty’s fever is gone and the doctors found nothing to cause it. Thank you for your prayers.
Today’s is Vicki’s surgery.
ABBA, Thank You that today is a new day; thank You, LORD Jesus for washing my feet again, and for cleansing me and giving me LIFE Eternal; thank You for this Word this morning and I pray that You will be able to use it to help. You know I am pushing the limit here with time – help me get my priorities right so I won’t be pushing the limit. I pray now for each of our IDOKs for their spirits to be yielded to You for them to embrace this day with an attitude of gratitude, especially me, LORD. We pray again for Paul and Kristi to be healed and we bring every one listed here and ask for Your Touch upon them. We pray for our IDOK Troops to be protected in spirit, body and mind and for each of them to come home safe and sound. We pray for all the other matters on our individual hearts, asking that we surrender our wills to Yours and receive from You grace and peace in the Matchless and Holy Name of Yeshua. Amen and amen.
A Specific Unspoken.
Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about.
Children and/or Grandchildren about whom Moms (& Dads) are concerned that their salvation profession may not be true.
Henry P. Dana and Joey and Children. Tracey M. Vicki and Bob. Brady and Chloe. Patti and family. Joyce, John & children. Sean. Susan R. Kay B. Rusty & Romney. 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. Heather and Brandon. Darlene and Torkel. W C and family. Maggie and Family. Katelyn (H) 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 Arizona.
The Ministry of IDOK
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
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. Bobby G. (added 12/16/08) Tommy T. Kyle N(3/09). Jessica D. (4/09) Sgt. Vince Barrientos (5/2009) Bill H. (added 9/24/09)
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) Matt P. (added 9/24/09)
Military at home, specifically those emotional-spirit wounds that only God and Time can heal – Adam M. Captain Tran. Josh. John L. Drew. Richard M.
As I post this it is 88°F and clear in Al Asad, IQ (Airport) and the time is 2:37 PM AST on October 6, 2009.