This was written April 7, 2010 and to my searching I have not repeated it with you, so I shall today.
IDOK Devotion for Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Snakes and Birds
This is encouraging, ABBA, to be wise as serpents. You know I’m not crazy about snakes but I do respect them and I agree they are cautious and they don’t go looking for trouble. And doves, I can see that about them, calm and a sweet disposition. Oh, my goodness, DADDY, what that would do for us – to be calm and have a sweet disposition. How wonderful that would be if the Body of Christ was full of calm, sweet tempered, cautious, not looking for trouble but willing to stand and defend when Your Word is violated, people. That is good. This needs to be so in us. And Your Word has already told us You can do it in us and through us. Forgive us for being so distracted that we have not submitted to You for this transformation. I am presenting myself again for You to do this in me. To empty me of me and fill me with You and I am praying for a bunch of IDOKs and Readers to do the same. You are so good to us. So good to never give up on us, and, ABBA, there’s a young man on my mind, he has done some really stupid, stupid, stupid things and now he is trapped, held captive and You are the ONLY ONE who can free him and at this point to my knowledge he is not going to cooperate with You. But You said nothing is too hard for You, so I am asking You to get him to the place of cooperating with You. He has a family that loves him; I don’t want to see him self destruct and I pray he will not. And there are many, many other requests and You know better than I what they are and what is needed. So we are trusting You to do what is best for all listed here. I’m still concerned about American politics, America’s rampant sin practices, including greed and insatiable desires for power – the corruption is so bad that without Your help this Nation will be destroyed. Please have mercy. Please raise up an army of ‘Micahs’. I get so frustrated, so often – help me stop doing that and trust You and just simply wait upon You and watch You work in me and in my sisters and brothers. I’m still asking You to raise up people to pray churches into Houses of Prayer. And I want in on it. You know I could go on talking to You until I fall asleep but for this post let me close and ask You to give our IDOKs, visions, personal visions for each of them as to what You want them to do in regards to churches being Houses of Prayer and us being wise as serpents and harmless as doves in this corrupt land and I am asking because I am confident that this is what Jesus is praying for us too. Amen and amen.