IDOK Devotion for Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I’m Just Saying
I am really into making Scripture personal. I am into praying God’s Word back to Him because He will surely answer. I encourage you to sit with your Bible and pen and paper in hand to write out personalized portions of God’s Word. This one has been mine to pray and meditate on today.
Deuteronomy 30: (New King James Version) 6 And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
Kathie Whitestone Thompson personalized would be like so: ABBA, I am so encouraged and so grateful that You have made this promise to me in Your Word. You The LORD my God will (not maybe but will) circumcise my heart (Thank You, ABBA, thank You so much for cutting away all this stuff that does not glorify You, all this stuff that makes You unrecognizable in me. I am so relieved that I can count on You to do this) and (not just for and in me but) the heart(s) of my children and grandchildren (too), (so that I will) love You with all my heart and with all my soul, that I may live. And not just me but them too, that they will love You with all their hearts and all their souls, so they too will live, really live, not just now but forever with You. Thank You, ABBA, for strengthening me with Your Word. I am resting on it and I am so glad.
Sometime today give it a shot. Pick out a verse and personalize it.
Let me give you one more. Isaiah 43:10 (New King James Version)
10 “You are My witnesses,” says the LORD,
“And My servant whom I have chosen,
That you may know and believe Me,
And understand that I am He.
Before Me there was no God formed,
Nor shall there be after Me.
I am Your witness, LORD, You have said so (Oh LORD, thank You); I am Your servant because You have chosen me, You have chosen me so that I may know You, really know You, and believe You. You have chosen me to understand that You are God, that there was no god before You and there will be no god after You.
As you get into this personalizing, I pray you will experience peace beyond your understanding, and that your spirit will oh so feel it and your face surely show it. Hey, even your feet may find you doing a happy dance (a holy one, of course) as this truth gets down inside of you. Wouldn’t that be grand? I’m just saying…
Taking Your Word personally is doing a work in me. I am so grateful. Thank you, ABBA, thank You. I want us to keep going with this, on and on. And I pray this for our IDOKs and Readers too. You working in us is so good. So good walking this life with You, Jesus. So good. Many things in this life are hard for us but You know that, we just need to talk to You about it. And each of us praying in our respective places have things on our minds, children and grandchildren with struggles and threats of lack in various venues, we are calling upon You for intervention and asking You to make a way where we see no way. Forgive us our doubts and help our unbelief so we may know You better and give You glory. Minister peace and safety to all our IDOK Troops I pray today. We love You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, You are our God, Three in One and we are Yours and You are ours. Amen and amen.