Good Pleasure (again)

IDOK Devotion for Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Good Pleasure

            Of this I am certain, as many important things as I have to do today, as many important things as you have to do today, there is NOTHING more important than one on one time with Jesus.  Moreover, living this life successfully is in direct portion to the time we spend one on one with Jesus in prayer.  I am more convinced of that this morning than ever before I think.  You all are so very important to me.  I have a sense of responsibility and accountability to you that I don’t even know how to explain.  I often have a sense of urgency to get something on this screen to send to you.  And when the morning comes and there is nothing on the screen, I become way concerned.  Such was the case this morning.  And I came to the screen first – that was not good.  I was so concerned about having something to write to you that I sat to write before taking my prayer journal in hand and walking out one on one time with Jesus.  The good news is I got up from here — and now I’m back and now I can say to you, of all the important things you have to do today, the most important thing you have to do today before you greet the world, before you even say hello to those hungry babies that you have to get out the door, if you want to live this life successfully, you better grab and hold on to at least a few minutes of one on one time with Jesus before you do anything else.  If we want to live successfully, He better be the FIRST person we speak to.  We better ‘see’ His holy Face before we see the face of any other.  I’m just saying … if you don’t have at least a few minutes of one on one, ‘Face to face’ with JESUS first thing in the morning, every morning, even before your first cup of coffee, — well, it ain’t good!  I’m not fussing.  I’m just saying, I got some experience going here.  And this morning He told me to tell you it is His good pleasure to tend to you.  It is His good pleasure to look upon you with love and grace and mercy.  He is in love with you.  Luke 12: 32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 
        ABBA, You’ve made me smile this morning and this lesson, oh it feels so good – Your Good Pleasure to love me.  Oh my goodness, how good You are to me.  Thank You!  Holy Spirit, I pray You will open up our IDOKs and Readers and tuck this little message into their hearts and it will grow into beautiful, delightful, nourishing fruit. Thank You ABBA in Jesus name.  Amen and amen.

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Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.

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