IDOK DEVOTION FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
I am scheduled to be awake and on my way in the morning at an obscene hour and today I played with grand-babies; so tonight I shall be very brief!
Philippians 3: 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. [source]
These two verses contain a worthy goal and the means to get there. The goal is to fulfill the call of God upon us and the means to do it is Press On, leave yesterday in yesterday and tomorrow to tomorrow. And, today, practice living in His Presence! As our beloved Brother said I say, I’m not great at it yet, but I’m getting better. And you are too if you have left your yesterday behind, you are trusting Him to take care of your tomorrow and in the present, you are enjoying in His Presence.
ABBA, of all the things I can think to ask for our IDOKs and our Readers in this moment is that we will enjoy and make it our business, our main and foremost business, to live in Your Presence. Thank You that I am learning and I am believing that these are learning too. Again I am asking You to reveal the cause of _________ pain and to give her a remedy and restore her to health. And I am asking for You to pour out Your Presence upon every woman and man that is seeking You . I ask You Holy Spirit to show up and show out, to stir up and shake us up so we will no longer be complacent women and men but holy women and men who are compassionate servants and who carry Your anointing to every corner of our worlds. I pray for every name that may be spoken here and I ask You to comfort them, give hope and courage and wisdom and meet every need according to what is best, Your Best, for each one. I pray for our IDOK Troops for their safety in spirit, soul and body. I pray for America that we will yet repent; that the voices of the godly will yet be heard and the voices and deeds of the ungodly will be repented of. I pray for the preservation of Israel, for peace and for their enemies to be subdued. And, ABBA, all the things on our minds, sort the stuff out for us, correct us, comfort us and set our feet to the path You have for each one of us. And we ask it all in the name of Jesus. Amen and amen.
Post Script on Friday, August 23, 2013: I read these and I often think who is this woman? I want to be like what she writes!