IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
As you may have noticed, my timing is off this week; just have not gotten into the groove yet … I am planning to do that today. As I took inventory this morning of what needs to be done around here it is a daunting task. BUT what is that Scripture? Philippians 4:13 (New Living Translation) 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. So, I can do this day. You can do this day!
Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. And whatever we are doing today, we are wise and we are obedient if we perform it as an act of worship unto our Lord and Christ.
Ecclesiastes 9: (New King James Version) 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; Yeah! Put my heart into it as well as my hands and feet! And if I just don’t have the heart for it and if you just don’t have the heart for it – pray for it!
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Be anxious for nothing – that includes wondering if something is too little to pray about it – it’s NOT! Pray! If it matters to you even just a little bit, it matters MORE to HIM! Pray!
So lets pray:
ABBA, I got stuff on my mind and You know for sure but I think I am not the only one. I think all our IDOKs and Readers have stuff on their minds, as well as stuff on their ‘plates’ to do. And now that we are discussing it we have things on our ‘plates’ that You did not direct us to put on our plates, don’t we? Help us rake that stuff off — even if it takes more than a few scrapes help us be willing and learn to do that. And help us learn and be willing to be trained to do all we do as an act of worship. I think this may be foreign to our emotions as well as our minds; but I want us to include You in all we do. I don’t want to leave You out of anything. I want to practice Your Presence as I do the laundry, make the bed, stitch up those pants, vacuum, cook, take pictures, read, shop, talk on the phone – everything I do I want You included. I want You there not just as a Partner but MORE. I want You as Guide and Protector and King. You need to be the BOSS over what I do. I need You to Boss me today, because if I boss, I will not hit that groove today and we both know it. You are not only AWESOME God, You are Practical and Smart God too. I am acting just down right stupid when I leave You out of anything and I do mean anything. And You are helping me practice this more, thank You. I pray we will have some, a lot of IDOKs and Readers to amen this. Right now I got breakfast to cook, come with me and bring me back here timely.
Thank You for this ministry, thank You for letting us pray for so many and Holy Spirit make us fervent effectual pray-ers. We pray for Israel’s peace and prosperity and for the subduing of Her enemies. We pray for America’s repentance, for cleansing from the White House to every house and for You to raise up an army of prayer warriors. We pray for Your missionaries around the world, for their safety and boldness to proclaim Your Gift of Eternal Salvation In Jesus and Jesus alone. Amen and amen.