IDOK Devotion for Tuesday, March 16, 2010
If I have seen it before I have forgotten. So it is new this morning.
Exodus 20:2-4 (NKJV)
2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
In verse 2 I see the word ‘bondage’. Verse 3 commands us to have no other gods before Him? I am learning more what that means. For me, one thing it means is when I deny the Truth within me to please someone else, I have bowed in worship to a false god and it is as surely bondage to me as was building bricks in Egypt to Israel. ABBA, came down and delivered Israel from Egypt. But obviously they were still in bondage, they still had other gods before them – hence 40 years of wandering!
I’m tired of wandering! I want all my idols gone and all my chains of bondage broken. And I know Who can do it. I know Who is doing it – link by link. All praise and glory to JESUS – the Greatest of ALL Liberators!
Philippians 3:13-15 (NKJV)
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.
Amen and amen – LORD anything to the otherwise, moment by moment reveal it to us and by Your Grace we SHALL turn away from it! And all IDOKs and Readers said AMEN? Amen.
Holy Spirit, I ask You to do Your Thing with this. It’s a fast written one but I pray it will linger long and will be an instrument of transformation in each of us. We entrust each name spoken here. We expect great things in each life and each situation because You only do Great, LORD. We entrust our IDOK Troops for peace and safe keeping today. We entrust the Call to Prayer to continue and grow and build strength in Your People. We entrust the government and the people of America to You. We entrust the People of Israel to You. We lay it all before You this morning and we believe You are able. We not only believe You are able, we believe You are willing – LORD JESUS, You have shown this. Thank You. Amen and amen.