Wednesday, October 13, 2010 — IDOK Devotion
Praying for These, please click here.
As I begin I don’t know that I will come with a Scripture passage verbatim to support what I am about to say but considering the Whole Counsel of God and my own experience, I KNOW it is true that NOTHING catches God by surprise and that He makes provision for me (and you); He puts encouragement and instructions in our path BEFORE the ‘surprise’ gets to us so we will be able to handle it when it arrives. I so LOVE that about Him!!And I am SO grateful!
My Journey (A LifeWay Publication) for Tuesday (which day I am writing) in part said:
Psalm 77 provides an example of choosing to remember God’s benefits, to mediate on His works, to muse on His deeds, and to remember His past faithfulness. If you are fearful of your circumstances today, overwhelmed with anxious thoughts and concerns, choose instead to trust God. He will bless your obedience and use you to encourage others around you who are struggling as well.
Father, today I choose to remember how You have been faithful to me, and I choose not to worry.
And all God’s children said, Amen and amen!
Psalm 77 11I shall remember the deeds of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
12I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds.
13Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God?
14You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples.
15You have by Your power redeemed Your people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. (NASB)
You have blessed me and delighted me today with Your ever present watchful care of me. Thank You, ABBA, thank You. You are AWESOME GOD and I love You. And I am forever mindful that it is by Your Grace and Your Gift to me that I can from the depths of my soul say to You that I love You. Thank You.
You know the heart cries for our Praying For These; as we have reviewed the list, You are mindful of every precious and dear soul represented by a name or even just a unspecified request. I love the way You are caring for each of them. Thank You.
And then our IDOK Troops, our request remains for protection of spirit, soul and body of each dear One; and for each we petition You for a safe and sound return home.
My prayer for Israel remains, for their protection and for peace. I long to see the promises You made to them centuries ago come to fruition. And for America, my prayer remains, LORD, that You will have mercy and save this People. I pray for the November elections, that the ruthless will be reproved and removed by legal election and replaced with people of integrity that will honor and uphold the Constitution that You gave to this beloved Country. And I pray for we the Church that You will revive us and that we will be willing to pray through and receive Your renewing and refreshing of us, empowering us with holy boldness to unashamedly demonstrate Your Lovely Gospel to every willing man, woman and child. Amen and amen in JESUS HOLY AND MATCHLESS NAME.
Holy hugs, kt