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Baby Ryder is over 7 pounds and at the time of this writing is expected to be home soon (if not already).  Todd and Joni’s Little Chatam Elizabeth is born, is at home and doing great – Mom and Dad no doubt are tired but praising the LORD.

I am late getting this request from LaJuanna to you: Brandon Bosarge is in Intensive Care Unit at USA Medical Center.  He is in critical condition following a motorcycle accident.  If he lives, he may never walk again. Please pray for him and his family. Thank you.  AND

Jim’s CT scan did not show any blood clots in his lungs.  PTL!  His blood work indicated that he had a blood clot.  The CT tech even asked me if he had surgery recently which could have caused a blood clot.  Thank you so much for praying for Jim.  He continues to feel dizzy and faint upon standing, but we do not know what is causing this.  Hopefully his doctor can unravel the mystery soon.  Love and thanks, La Juanna

And this from Carolyn: I have just talked to Doylene.  She is at home and recovering from surgery.  She is rejoicing because she is free of pain in her legs. Now she just has to recover from the surgery. Her mother is having some medical problems and still struggles with dementia. Please pray for the entire family.

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Happy Monday to you!

Psalm 118:24 (New American Standard Bible) 24This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the verse of Scripture playing on the screen of my mind even before my eyes were opened this morning.  It’s a directive for me today.  It is a directive for all who name the name of CHRIST JESUS as Savior and Lord. It’s the key to doing Monday well.   And have you realized; if the LORD wills, in five months this will be the day after Christmas? Whatever you and I are going to do for JESUS sake, we better get to it!

Whatever we have been called to do and have been putting off, get to it!

Did you lay out of Church yesterday, not because you were ill but just because?  It’s time to correct that behavior.

What else?  What is it that you know is the LORD’s will for you to do?  Do it! It’s time! Behold today is the day of salvation.  Certainly today is the day for sinners to give over their sins and receive JESUS’ gift of ETERNAL LIFE but to those of us already in HIM, today’s the day to allow Him to save us from procrastinating those things He has called us to do.  Today is the day to rejoice in obedience!

2 Corinthians 6 (New American Standard Bible) 1And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain–  2for He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.”Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION”–

John 9:4 (New American Standard Bible) 4“We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.

I can’t say this lesson feels real good, ABBA, but I am listening and I am agreeing in JESUS Name and I am trusting to obey moment by moment today.  And I pray this for all our IDOKs and Readers.  And we join now in prayer for Brandon, You know the plans You have for this young man and his family, we pray for Your Will to be done for him. Thank You for Doylene’s successful surgery and we ask for a complete recovery and certainly for her mother we’d love a reversal of the dementia and we know it is possible with You and we know too that You use all things, things we do not understand to display Your Love and Glory and so it is for that we pray.  Thank You for Jim’s good report and we pray for more good reports for him and for LaJuanna.  Thank You for Chatam Elizabeth; we pray for strength for Todd and Joni and for Elizabeth to grow and Ryder too; we desire holy, healthy children to love You and to see You displayed through them all their lives. We pray for our IDOK Troops, for their safety and protection and I am reminded in particular to pray for these soldiers that have practices that are harmful to them, that You will arrest this behavior and change their hearts, LORD.

I am rejoicing still, ABBA, in a prayer I heard voiced yesterday for Israel.  Thank You.  And today I renew that prayer for them.  And I pray again for this Nation.  Thank You for the freedoms we still have and I am asking that we do all we can in Your Name to keep these freedoms and even gain back those we have lost. I pray for a turning in America.  I pray for repentance for we the People.

And before we post this, Thank You, ABBA, for this ministry.  Thank You for the ministry of each IDOK and each Reader and  I pray we will rejoice in our ministries today and be glad and so doing give You the honor and glory You so deserve.  Amen and Amen.