IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
I am still in my 90 Days with Jesus, the One and Only, and up to Day 76 and in today’s session Beth asked me this question: What do you think He would say to you when you’re in one of life’s tightest spots? She asked me that because we were reading in Luke. Luke 22:14-22 to be exact. That is the portion of Scripture were Jesus told His Disciples in verse 15 that He with fervent desire desired to eat this Passover with them before He suffered. There’s something special in that for me. I don’t have words yet to explain but in my spirit something stirred when I read it. I know this much I am more in love with Him for it and I want to be more like Him in that fervent desire to serve and commune with Him and my sisters and brothers. But back to the question. This is hours before the Garden of Gethsemane and being the GodMan, He had emotions going on within. Love was one for sure and I think sorrow and grief too. So all that being said what do you think He would say to you in your tightest spot? Before you answer, read this:
Luke 22: (New King James Version)
14 When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.
15 Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
16 for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves;
18 for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
21 But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.
22 And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!” [source]
This was my answer: I know! I know how you feel. I also know how this is going to turn out – trust Me. Trust Me that I am with you and trust Me that I know how to help you through this.
And if you are inclined and want to share … I’d be honored to hear what you think He would say to you.
Again, You have so delighted me! You make life here good, ABBA! Thank You.
And now that much of the day has come and gone, prayer requests and reports have come it. Thank You.
ABBA, show Yourself Mighty on behalf of all that are spoken here; many heavy hearts, much pain and uncertainties, but You are the God of all comfort and the God who sees and heals and provides and knows best and who is always loving and kind, always right, always holy and always on time. So we trust You. Again, we pray for protection and safety for our IDOK Troops, and for their safe returns home. We pray for Israel to be protected and for their enemies to be subdued. We pray for mercy and grace for the American People. We pray for those missionaries detained in Haiti, asking that You intervene, expose and reveal truth and bring about Your will for them. I pray for each of our IDOKs and our Readers for rest and peace, refreshing sleep and a hunger and thirst for You that exceeds anything we have known to this day. And all this I ask in the Mighty and Precious Name of Jesus. Amen and amen.