Friday, October 1, 2010 — IDOK Devotion
Today is a special day – October 1st. For on this day in a certain year, a baby boy was born and God had a plan for that baby boy and one of those plans was to grace my life with him, the love of my life — second only to JESUS Himself.
Happy Birthday, Jerry Lee Thompson! You are still Mr. Wonderful to me. 🙂
There are tough things going on – debts hard or seemingly impossible to pay, hard heart(ed) and stiff-necked people enslaved to sin and bent on bringing misery to those they should be loving, illness and diseases threatening to steal the very breath of life while devastating not only the economy of the home but the souls of the family, a political climate bent on destruction with leaders and followers who worship little g gods, and local bodies of Christian believers who are yet to get serious believing God. In my estimation, that pretty much sums up life around me. Is anybody going there with me? Yes? Then please go to another place with me.
31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, [Even in this putrid economy?] who is against us?
32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? [Yeah! If and since He did give us JESUS to save us from hell and to heaven, why would He not deliver us when we cry out from debt, people, government and for revival? Well?]
33Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. [So does the evil one or anyone of his cohorts, spirit or human, have the right to accuse and condemn us? Well? So when are we going to refuse to listen and bow to that stuff?]
35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36Just as it is written,
” FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG;
WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.”
37But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Well? Are we?] (Romans 8 NASB)
Are we there yet? Then let’s keep moving forward.
My love and holy hugs and prayers for peace and safety and holy fun to you all. LORD willing see you Monday! kt
LORD and FATHER, thank You. Already a lovely day and much remains to be seen whether pleasure or pain but in either You are our Provider, our Lover, Friend, Savior, our God, and FATHER, and we praise You. And in the here and now in these moments I entrust our IDOKs, IDOK Troops and families, my own daughters and sons, GRANDS, family, friends, enemies, troubles, inconveniences, dreams, desires and hopes to You for Your safekeeping and transforming to the image of JESUS, now and forever. Amen and amen.
Scripture passages above were obtained from Biblegateway.com