IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
This Is Personal!
As I begin, this is early Wednesday morning, probably many of you have not read Wednesday’s edition yet as I begin Thursday’s. I know at least one of you has though, as you were up way early this morning – I pray right now for grand-babies to be well and for rest for you.
I want to share portions of Isaiah 43 with you. I want you to take this passage personally. It will give you strength! And it may even give you a ‘warm fuzzie’ and a warm fuzzie with JESUS is always WONDERFUL!
To read the TEXT as it is written in the NKJV go to this link http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=is%2043&version=NKJV
To read it personalized (I really don’t think DADDY GOD will mind) continue on here:
1 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O _________ (fill in your name),
And He who formed you, O ________:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you, ________;
I have called you by your name;
__________, You are Mine.
2 When I pass through the waters, HE will be with me;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow me.
When I walk through the fire, I shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch me.
3 For (He has said to me) I am the LORD your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
4 Since you were precious in My sight,
You have been honored,
And I have loved you, __________; . . .
5 Fear not, for I am with you;
I like this practice of making Your Word personal; of reading it as though You spoke it to me personally. And You have. I pray our IDOKS and our Readers will be encouraged; that they will take Your Word personally; that they will KNOW Your promise to never leave them or forsake them is real and You are faithful and Your Word does not fail.
We pray too for all spoken here. Thank You for allowing us to be a part of the work You are doing in their lives. And we pray for our IDOK Troops, asking You to again keep them safe and bring them home safe and sound. Please continue to speak to our hearts. I pray this IDOK ministry will be made up of people who weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. I pray we will truly be people of prayer; so much so that the enemies of Your Gospel are turned back and lost people will be rescued from their bondage and slavery to sin. Thank You for what You are doing in America. Thank You for the grace and space You have given us; we pray for more; we pray for revival in America. We pray elected officials that do not honor Your Word will be voted out of office. We pray that those who have agendas to promote what You hate will be stopped and removed from office and we pray that at least morally sound people will be elected and that this Country will return to the basics. You know all the unspokens, the specific unspokens, and parents and grandparents with heavy concerns, I pray for Your Will to be made plain and manifested in all these things. And this I pray in the Mighty and Holy Name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen and amen.