IDOK Devotion for Thursday, March 4, 2010
T and I
I suppose it could seem that I am being flippant here but You know I am not. You know my heart and You know I want to know Your heart. And I am thinking others do too. We want to know Your heart for us, Your feelings and emotions for us and yet when I say that I am reminded of the cross. How could I let my insecurities cause me to doubt that You are not only in love me, You like me; You enjoy my company; You delight in me? And not just me but every one that has said yes to You in salvation. I’m sorry I say one thing and act another at times. And thank You so much for teaching and training me to forsake those insecurities and believe the Truth. Thank You for every progress we are making; we know it’s You in us – You in us is our hope of glory. And now we are compelled, happily so, to bring our prayer charges to You; people we have accepted the call and responsibility to pray for. Thank You for every one of them; thank You for the privilege of co-laboring with You for their good, for their needs to be met; for them to be healed; for their insecurities, strongholds and just plain old bad habits to be repented of and forsaken; for the Body of Christ to be free, free to love, trust and labor with You for the good of each other and this world in which we live. I was thinking today that the political machine is throttled to strip us of the freedoms You birthed this Country to display, and to bind us with financial hardship. And yet I know it is not Your will for us to be gloomy but wise; wise as serpents and harmless as doves. I can see it would be wise of us to become as independent of this world’s system as reasonably possible while we become more and more dependent upon You. Working for causes is a good thing, isn’t it? But working for a cause is not as effect as the conversion of sinners, is it? Isn’t it true that every soul who repents and believes Your Gospel makes this world a better place? Shouldn’t that be priority with us, being available and open to You to share Your Gospel with lost people? Make it so in us, LORD, make it so. And before we close this, we pray for our IDOK Troops; for their safety, full protection – spirit, soul and body and please bring each one listed here home safe and sound at the appointed time. I pray for peace and rest for our IDOKs and Readers. Amen and Amen.