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You know this is actually Thursday as I prepare for Friday’s devotion. And you know that my intention is to give you a re-run and I am; but I just had to add something new.  This morning in my knee time I prayed for the LORD to make us thirsty for Him; that we would pant for Him as the deer pants for water.  AND SO looking over this devotion written on January 11, 2005 when I saw the words Father make us thirsty I settled on this one.

I must tell you this though – no need for prayers for Vivian today – she and my brother are playing Monopoly in Heaven – well, maybe not playing Monopoly but surely having a glorious time!

I don’t know where we are going with this, this morning but I’m putting it on the screen anyway.  Today is January 11, 2005;  dates and numbers are important to me and today is one of those dates that has special meaning to me but it is also the birthday of an old friend; one that I have not seen in years and actually I have no idea where in this world that she is.  We were close friends in our early teens; we laughed, played Monopoly with my brother Larry till the wee hours of the morning.  Oh, my! That was a long time ago.

And I said all that, I think, to get to this point. When I looked at the date I remembered her and was prompted to pray for her; you know the way we pray for our missionaries on their birthdays.  Well, today I prayed for Vivian on her birthday.  And it thrills me to think that Father would allow me such a privilege and of this I am assured that while I have not thought of her or seen her for many years, He has not forgotten and He knows where she is and what she needs.  Perhaps this will encourage you to pray for your Vivian(s).

Now we can only imagine what Father is doing with this, but one day we will know.  Oh, what a day that will be when we are all gathered to Him!  He is so good to us!!  And this is just a hint of what will be for us.

Revelation 21:1THEN I saw a new sky (heaven) and a new earth, for the former sky and the former earth had passed away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea.

2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband;

3Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.

4God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.

5And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).

6And He [further] said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life.

Father, make us thirsty for You that we be not ashamed when this day comes to be.

7He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son.

Just know that we are victorious and we overcame when chose to drink from the Fountain — Jesus Christ Himself. We are forever victorious when we say Yes to Him.

Revelation 22: 1THEN HE showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb

2Through the middle of the broadway of the city; also, on either side of the river was the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing and the restoration of the nations.

3There shall no longer exist there anything that is accursed (detestable, foul, offensive, impure, hateful, or horrible). But the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall worship Him [pay divine honors to Him and do Him holy service].

4They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.

5And there shall be no more night; they have no need for lamplight or sunlight, for the Lord God will illuminate them and be their light, and they shall reign [as kings] forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities).

Father, make alive this portion of Your Word this day to the hearts of IDOK; I pray that each will hear the unique message that You have for each one as they read of this place You have and are preparing for us and Father I pray that not one will miss it; that not one will fail to embrace You as Lord and Savior and King and Father I pray for me that You will be first and above all to me; that I will love no one and no thing more than I love You and I am trusting You to make sure it is so.  Thank You Father for Jesus sake.

I still miss you both… especially you, Larry.  It was 45 years ago August 4 that you went HOME.  I’ll be seeing you one of these days. I love you. Kat.