IDOK Devotion for Monday, March 29, 2010
No Flake Outs Please
The days since we last met at this screen have been FINE days – I have enjoyed the company of my beloved and my BELOVED.
I think I will be brief this evening – morning as you read.
Exodus 13:17 HCSB When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road to the land of the Philistines, even though it was nearby; for God said, “The people will change their minds and return to Egypt if they face war.”
When we find ourselves guided the long way around, it’s because DADDY GOD knows were He to take us the short way, we’d run out on Him before we reached that place of maturity, that place of blessing He desires to take us. When we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place and we are there through no fault of our own, we have to KNOW that ABBA has purposed it for our good. And even when we are in a wilderness of our own doing and the road out is long and hard and hot and dusty, we can be sure it is thus because our GOD knows if it were any other way we’d wind up back in ‘Egypt’ in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Contrary to the opinion of some (not any of us, of course) God does not enjoy seeing us suffer; nor does He EVER allow us to suffer just for the sake of suffering.
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
How glorious to be as mature as was Paul here … Lets not flake out on DADDY GOD on these long, dusty roads and we will get there too. Be encouraged – you are not alone.
I’ve enjoyed these days, ABBA. I enjoyed the sermons I heard today. And I am grateful for this message too. Holy Spirit, I pray You will use it to encourage and give strength and courage to our IDOKs and Readers. And we come bringing all these others too. Thank You for the good gifts You have for each of them and we pray we will open our hearts and our arms to receive them. I ask for rest for our IDOKs and Readers. I ask for protection and safety for our IDOK Troops and their families. And, Holy Spirit, I ask that You revive us, mature us and motivate us to worship and tell everybody we know that JESUS is ALIVE and COMING AGAIN. Amen and amen.