IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2010
I dropped in on my FaceBook page today to check in on folks and to change my status of last week and I said, in part: all is well, my DADDY is in charge of the universe.
And the more I think about that the more I love it. It is a profound statement. Not that I made it, but that it is true!
Now, I invite you to think about some of the true-isms wrapped up in that statement. But make it personal. You can you know, if you have been born again into Christ Jesus – that makes GOD your DADDY too! And if you will, send me an email. I’d be honored to read what your true-isms are since your DADDY is in charge of the universe. I’d like to post some of them in a future IDOK. Okay?
I’ll give you one of mine to get you started. I am safe and protected at all times, ‘cause ain’t NOBODY or NO THING bigger or stronger or smarter than my DADDY!
I am loving 2 Timothy [source] today; well, I love it any day; but I am reading it today!
2 Timothy 2 (New King James Version) 1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
You no doubt have heard that when we see the word ‘therefore’ in Scripture we should ask ourselves what’s it ‘there for’? And usually if we go back a few verses we will find the reason it is ‘there for’. And so going back to 2 Timothy 1, I think I found some reasons for this ‘therefore’. 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Paul so loved and cared for Timothy in the Faith of Jesus Christ that he considered him as a son (family, intimate family). And that sets a pattern for the Body of Christ I think. Mature Ones should have Younger Ones they are loving and caring for in the Body of Christ. I like that! But I can’t stop there because you see when I read Scripture I know there is a ‘penman’ and there is the Author. Here the penman is Paul and as in every book of the Holy Scriptures, every chapter and every verse, God is the author. So here He is referring to all in His Son, Jesus Christ, as FAMILY – sons and yes, daughters too. See, I told you all is well, DADDY is in charge of the universe. So what are we worried about? And why?
And yes there is A WHOLE LOT MORE in these verses; maybe we will look at them another day.
Thank You, DADDY GOD, the day is not nearly gone yet and it has been quiet and good, actually it has been quite good. You so make me smile! Thank You! Thank You for the many, many sisters and brothers all around the world that love You and really and truly want to serve You by ministering to the Church and to honest Truth seeking lost folks. I am one of those and I am so glad to be; nothing but Your love would allow it. You amaze me! Oh my goodness, I do love You! And words cannot say how grateful I am that I do. I know it’s all YOU. I got some email today, a sister is worried about a daughter. She poured good stuff into her little girl and yet she seems to have pushed that good aside to pick through the trash of this world. So, ABBA, I am joining now with my sister and thanking You now for going after that grown up ‘little girl’ and like a lost sheep pick her up, put her on your shoulders and bring her back to the fold. And I pray for courage and strength for my sister to stand beside You as You do this, trusting You and leaning as hard on You as is called for. Thank You. It’s done, so now we wait.
We have some other folks too. Those spoken here today; some have been here a long time; but I figure it this way not one of us ever sees a day that we don’t need Your Tending to us. So I am personally asking You to tend to every one listed here. Our IDOK Soldiers too, I don’t want to say especially them, but I am. Especially them; keep them safe and warm and ministered to right where they are until You bring them home safe and sound. And, DADDY, it’s not yet 2:30 in the afternoon and You are here and listening as I type this prayer and You are putting it on record right now and that delights me; but I am asking for more. I am asking that You refresh and take note of this prayer like it’s brand new with every IDOK and every Reader who in some other moment prays it. As I get up from this spot and attend to other things, I am so glad to have been here and so glad to tend to other things too. Oh, my King how can it be that You let me do this? Thank You; thank You and this I pray in Jesus’ Sweet, Holy, Majestic One and Only Name. Amen and amen.
Well Dear Ones, to my knowledge today, we have come to the end of our (again) posts. The next time you hear from me, it should be fresh and new. Oh I hope it is. As I type this it is August 28, 2013. My beloved and I are looking forward to a few days get away in a week or so; the (again) posts will run till the Monday after our hopeful return home. And at that time I hope I have wonderful insights from ABBA to share with you.
So if all has gone according to plan — See you in the morning ~ ~ ~ 🙂