IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
You don’t have to know me too well to know I have a strong appreciation for contemporary Gospel music. But I was reminded Sunday how much theology there is in the old hymns of faith; we should never get too far away from them. So this morning and I am still waiting for instruction if there will be other mornings, lets READ I Stand Amazed In The Presence.
I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene, and wonder how He could love me, a sinner, condemned, unclean.
How marvelous! How wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful
is my Savior’s love for me!
Oh that we would be amazed again at the MAN, fully GOD and fully MAN, for sinners like you and me. We may never be able to get our minds around His love for us, but may that not defer us from giving it a good faith effort! We just might then be amazed at what this Jesus the Nazarene would do in the here and now within you and me!
For me it was in the garden He prayed: “Not my will, but thine.” He had no tears for His own griefs, but sweat-drops of blood for mine.
He had no tears for Himself, just for you and me – Sweat drops of His precious Blood. Only the Holy Spirit can bring that home to us and may we allow Him to do that for us even this very day!
In pity angels beheld Him, and came from the world of light to comfort Him in the sorrows He bore for my soul that night.
Can you imagine the thoughts the angels had, to see their Creator suffer that way for us – rotten to the core creatures? They too must have been amazed. Oh, that we would allow the Holy Spirit to enable us to be amazed again.
He took my sins and my sorrows, He made them His very own; He bore the burden to Calvary, and suffered and died alone.
He made them His very own – His taking my sins and your sins as His very own separated Him from ABBA – His ABBA. Think about that! Think about a loving family, a godly dad and son or daughter, and because of some sin of omission or commission a riff is created and oh the sorrow there is in that, but that does not even begin to come close in comparison with the sorrow on that day when Jesus made our sins His very own. Oh! We would again be amazed in the presence of Jesus!
When with the ransomed in glory His face I at last shall see, ‘twill be my joy through the ages to sing of His love for me.
YES! When we see Him Face to face, forever we will sing of His love for us. Lets start NOW!
And here’s your You Tube; it’s a long version but worth it especially when the instruments are silent and you hear only the voices singing. Oh, yes amazed in the presence of Christ Jesus, the King of All Glory!!
Praise Reports and Prayer Requests
Our Soldier whose name we were not given is much improved and a complete recovery is expected, he is talking already about getting back to his troop!
Oh, ABBA, take a reading on our hearts for our words are failing. Oh, yes, Holy Spirit enable us to be more amazed in Your presence than so far we have known. Thank You JESUS. These words are so inadequate, so make us living sacrifices! You are so AWESOME!
Thank You for our soldier who is doing so well and we pray Your plans for him will come to be. And we pray for all our IDOK Troops for their protection and safety this day and we pray they and we and all on our list will come to be amazed in Your Presence. Holy Spirit, do a work in every heart, made a radical, amazing change in we, Your people; call and enable a body of believers to be amazed, so amazed that the world will take notice and be amazed at You Jesus the Nazarene, King of Kings and LORD of Lords. 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.
Danny and Tina. Robert and Kerry L. Ken and Della. Art and Sula. Rudon. Kelly C. Henry P. Dana and Joey and Children. Tracey M. Vicki and Bob. Brady and Chloe. Patti and family. Joyce, John & children. Sparky. 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. Lee. George. Travis N. Hawk. Justin G. Tommy W.
Injured: Lukas S. (11/30/08) Matt P. (added 9/24/09) our Unknown Soldier on his way to Germany 10/14/09
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 93°F and mostly cloudy in Al Asad, IQ (Airport) and the time is 4:23 PM AST on October 20, 2009.