IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
I played long and hard yesterday with grandbabies and I didn’t write a thing, except today’s grocery list. And this morning even before my feet felt the floor, Scripture came to mind.
6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
And the CHILD has come and HE is indeed WONDERFUL. And He is THE Counselor that the entire world should seek and heed. He is Mighty God (Did we catch that? MIGHTY GOD! You nor I have a problem too big for Him.). He is the Everlasting Father – no ‘child’ born before or after Him is an orphan, unless that ‘child’ refuses His Counsel. Isaiah 49: (NASB) 14 But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me.” 15″Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. 16″Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
And no ‘child’ born has to be at war with God, the Prince of Peace has come! And as to the Government; it does rest upon HIS Shoulder and no other! I must remember this again and again when I am caused to fret – I must remember THE wonderful Counselor, THE Mighty God, THE Everlasting Father, THE Prince of Peace has come and I am His and He is mine! And yours too!
33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
ABBA, these have got to be busy days for all our IDOKs and our Readers, interruptions and schedules and plans not going as envisioned; even this morning getting this edition on the screen; thank You for reminding me that You are Lord even over interruptions and our plans that go awry. And so I pray as our schedules get more and more crowded that we will have the wisdom to do the imperative and fret not over the other. And as I get ready to finally post this I pray You will comfort the grieving, heal the sick in body and heart, give peace of mind to the weary and Lord Jesus give us a fresh, intimate revelation of You the GodMan born as a baby. Forgive us, heal us, renew us and motivate us to Go and Tell. Please keep our IDOK Troops safe again today. Again I pray for Israel, bless them and bring them to Your Peace as You subdue their enemies. I pray for America that You will forgive us and grant space and grace for repentance. I pray for this American government, it was once a good work and I pray it will be again. I pray You will take Your Word written here and encourage and bless today for Jesus sake. Amen and amen.