IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Text: Martin Luther Trans. by Frederick H. Hedge
Music: Martin Luther Harmony from The New Hymnal for American Youth
Tune: EIN’ FESTE BURG, Meter: 126.96.36.1997 From website: http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh110.sht
1. A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood
of mortal ills prevaling.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.
2. Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing,
were not the right man on our side,
the man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth, his name,
from age to age the same,
and he must win the battle.
3. And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The Prince of Darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo, his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.
4. That word above all earthly powers,
no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours,
thru him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still;
his kingdom is forever.
And yes here’s your youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRJHKzU_t1M
Praise Reports and Prayer Requests
Update on Rudon: Good morning, it has been another wonderful night then i wake up to read i.d.o.k. and am reminded i am not the only one with problems. kathie i asked for prayer for my brother for cancer as the dr. said he had it and his hip and ribs looked like swiss cheese, this past Friday another dr. checked every part of his body leaving only one test to get the results this friday and guess what, no cancer to be found any place. a shocker, no our god is already at work leaving a lot of pain with no explanation, but i will continue to praise god for His mercy and proclaim His healing, love as always , Roye
Update on Doug: got the sad news this morning that Doug’s cancer is back.
Update on Tammi: Just wanted to let you know that Tammi’s surgery is over and went well. Thanks for your prayers.
Update on LaJuanna: she continues to improve!
In the natural, ABBA, we term this good news and bad news, cancer gone and cancer back. But gratefully, can only understand that it is You, I am comforted that You have not changed, You are still Love, You are still Holy, You are still the Healer and still the Lover of our souls and You in mercy and love are doing for every one of this listed above and below what is needful. Thank You for Tammi’s coming recovery and thank You for Rudon’s gift of healing and thank You for the coming gifts to Doug and Claudia and the family. Thank You for LaJuanna’s recovery too. Thank You for the day stretching out before us and I pray we will stretch up with open arms to receive You love and embrace; I pray we will bless You and love You back today in worship and obedience. Thank You for the peace of knowing we have been saved from eternal damnation and You are now saving us from a life of mediocrity. Looking over the list two more come to mind, particularly, that I will mention here, Art and Sula, You know the need there and I thank You that You are right there to meet it. I pray too for our IDOK Troops for their safety and well being today and for safe returns home at the appropriate time. I pray too for the situation in Afghanistan, what is needed, what can be done, what we should do and I pray it will be done quickly. I pray for Israel, for peace, for protection and for America to arise has a faithful ally. ABBA, thank You for Your mercy we experience every moment, thank You for Your Plans for each of us and thank You that You are teaching us to walk in it for Jesus Name sake. 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 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 72°F and scattered clouds in Al Asad, IQ (Airport) and the time is 3:28 PM AST on October 28, 2009.