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Dummies

IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009

I think I can prove to you from Scripture that any one who does not reverence, listen to and obey God is a dummy.  From my online dictionary a dummy is a person who says or does nothing.
Psalm 115
1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
         But to Your name give glory,
         Because of Your mercy,
         Because of Your truth.
 2 Why should the Gentiles say,
         “So where is their God?”
3 But our God is in heaven;
         He does whatever He pleases.
 4 Their idols are silver and gold,
         The work of men’s hands.
 5 They have mouths, but they do not speak;
         Eyes they have, but they do not see;
 6 They have ears, but they do not hear;
         Noses they have, but they do not smell;
 7 They have hands, but they do not handle;
         Feet they have, but they do not walk;
         Nor do they mutter through their throat.
 8 Those who make them are like them;
         So is everyone who trusts in them.
There you have it: the idol and those who give themselves to idols – dummies.  Obviously, ABBA, can say that … not sure we should though.  I’m just having a little fun … please take it that way; moving on now.
Lets do some personalizing to a couple verses of Psalm 115 and keep them close in heart all day today.
9 O Israel, trust in the LORD;
         He is their help and their shield.
O Church, trust in the LORD;
He is your help and your shield.
 10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD;
         He is their help and their shield.
O IDOKs, trust in the LORD;
He is your help and your shield.
He is our help and our shield today.  He will help us with every care and every need we have today and He will shield us from anything He has not already equipped us to handle.  And if we fail to rely on this WORD today … well, dare I say we are acting like ‘dummies’?
Praise Reports and Prayer Requests
Remember Tammi.  She is having surgery (Tuesday).  I have decided it is only routine if it is happening to somebody other than your baby.  Carolyn.
Leah Ann Overstreet and family.  Leah Ann is Principal at Delta Elementary in Baldwin County.  I am not sure that I yet have all the correct details. This is what I have as of 11:30 AM on Monday: 11:30AM – the pulmonary Dr. said that in his professional opinion, Leah Ann is not going to recover from this – her lungs have taken an extremely bad hit – this Swine Flu is not a joke – he is ordering a EEG today to determine brain activity – he does not think there is any.
Thank You for fun and I pray for the gift of holy humor and delight for our IDOKs today.  I pray for protection, for safe keeping and every provision for each of them.  ABBA, You have blessed so much and as I think about it the email address list has grown a lot in 6 years and each address represents a precious sister or brother, rest Your Favor and Grace upon each one of them today and their families and every concern of their individual hearts.  And in particular, Tammi, cause her surgery and recovery to be textbook perfect and Lord Jesus just kinda hang out there in the hospital with Carolyn as she waits; I know You are always with her; but You know what I mean, be so close that she can ‘feel’ You there.  And I am certain there are others on our list who would like that too.  And Betty, her mom and grandma in particular, are weary; they would like to know for sure what it is that is not right in Betty, just what it is that is not functioning as is normal for precious 6 year old girl.  Please lead them to this malfunction and a cure I pray.  And ABBA, again today please protect our IDOK Troops; keep them safe from all harm, spiritual, physical and emotional, and bring them home at the appointed time, safe and sound to their families.  Again I pray for America, that You will have mercy on us; please humble Your people and heal this Nation, I pray.  And I pray for Israel for peace and safety for them as a Nation and individually.  Amen and amen in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
ABBA, I guess we could call this a PS prayer and yet I don’t know what to pray and I don’t know the present condition of Leah Ann, I don’t know if she is still here or if she has come to You.  Either way there’s great need of Your comfort and help for the Overstreet family and we bring them to You and we pray not our will but Your will be done. 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. 
Overstreet Family.  W.C. and family. Mary M. Danny and TinaRobert 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.. 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) Brandon B.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Joey H.   10/21/09.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Shaun. Bay. 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. Richard M. Matt P.  (added 9/24/09)  
As I post this it is 65°F and clear in Al Asad, IQ (Airport) and the time is 4:35 AM AST on October 27, 2009.

EVERY ONE

IDOK DEVOTION FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009

Every One

Truthfully, I am so fresh from sleep I have not done any reading this morning so let me quickly share a verse from one of yesterday’s Psalms.

Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways.

That’s our thought for today. Notice is says EVERY ONE, that is every one who fears (stands in Awe of) the LORD AND who walks (habitually lives in obedience) in His ways. If you and I are doing that today, we have it on the WORD of the LORD we are BLESSED! So look for, be open to and pray to recognize His Blessings being lavished upon you today.

Praise Reports and Prayer Requests

I saw an EENT doctor this morning (Saturday) and he gave me an antibiotic prescription. He said my ear is not swollen deep inside, just on the outside. I will be seeing a special EENT doctor Monday morning and my internist Monday afternoon. In the meantime I am resting and taking my meds. The Shingles continues to spread and I have bumps all the way up to my left temple and even one on my left eyelid. Thank you so much for praying for me. La Juanna

Thank You for a blessed weekend, for the love of family and the beauty of Your Creation, for grand-babies that are growing and learning; thank You for blessing us, Every One of us, and we pray for eyes to see and hearts to receive every blessing You have for every one of us today. We pray for LaJuanna for comfort and recovery. Thank You for the blessings You are pouring upon her today. We pray too for all these here on our list, for blessings for them, blessings of comfort and peace and healing. We pray for protection and safety for our IDOK Troops and we pray for the Peace and Safety of Israel and the repentance of America. We again pray for Obama and his administration. You know I have no respect for him but that means I think all the more I must pray for him that You will have mercy and convict and convince him of his state before You. And not just Obama but Pelosi and Reid and so many others, many, many others we see and hear about that flaunt their ungodliness as a good thing, Holy Spirit, please pour out conviction, pour our mercy to repent upon them I pray and be gracious to we, Your Church too, bless us with conviction and quickly wash our feet so we may stay on Your Path and this I pray in the Mighty and Holy Name of Jesus. 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.

W.C. and family. Mary M. 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.. 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) Brandon B.

IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Joey H. 10/21/09.

Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Shaun. Bay. 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. Richard M. Matt P. (added 9/24/09)

As I post this it is 88°F and clear in Balad, IQ (Airport) and the time is 3:57 PM AST on October 26, 2009.