IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009
A Sea of Faces
A quick observation – standing in the park with not less than 3 bus loads of 2nd graders, watching them play as a group and finding it oh so difficult to keep my eyes on a certain one as she moved in and out amongst all the others, I was reminded of something. I had difficulty knowing where Isabel was every second on the playground, but ABBA does not have that problem – He sees each one of us individually and at all times He knows individually exactly where we are, where we have been and where we will be; what we are thinking, what we have thought and what we will think; what we are doing, what we have done and what we will do. He is that AWESOME! And you and I; well, we may see ourselves as insignificant, less than a drop in the sea of humanity, but nothing could be further from the truth. Your lovely face your ABBA beholds continually. He NEVER loses sight of you and you are NEVER too far from Him that He is not with you. Isaiah 49:15-17 (Amplified Bible) source
15 [And the Lord answered] Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.16 Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; [O Zion] your walls are continually before Me. Father, praise sandwiched between tough stuff; thank You for the praise, thank You for fevers that are gone and smiles that have returned; and thank You for procedures to bring comfort, and thank You for lives well lived. And, Father, thank You that we are individually a face You love, not one of us gets lost in the sea of faces. You are SO AWESOME! And we bring all these individual faces this morning for them to receive from You strength and hope and courage and enlightenment this day. Thank You for Roy’s improvement too and we pray for continued help and strength for him and Julee. You have given us a huge ministry here in prayer. That is the heart, the core of this ministry; it is amazing that You would entrust it to us and we want to be faithful. Thank You for enabling us day by day to be faithful.
And as we daily do we pray for our IDOK Troops for their safety and protection. Thank You for Your faithfulness to them and to us. We pray they will each come home at the appointed times safe and sound to embrace and be embraced by loving families and friends.
And, Father, as we close this session for Friday, I pray for our IDOKS, each individual face and ask You to shine upon them, to lift up their faces, lift up their countenances and give them peace, peace that passes all our understandings and this I asked in the Lovely and Holy Name of Christ Jesus, our Savior and Lord. Amen and amen.
As I post this it is 79°F and haze in Al Asad, IQ (Airport), and the time is 3:38 PM AST on November 6, 2009.