IDOK DEVOTION FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
Done Before It’s Done
Let me share with you how little it takes to excite me and make me smile. A couple days this week I have read the same words at two addresses in Scripture: Luke 19:32 and Luke 22:13. These are the words: went and found it just as He had said.
Here are the texts in entirety: Luke 19:32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. Luke 22:13 So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. [source] [source]
In Luke 19, Jesus sent His disciples for the colt upon which He would ride into Jerusalem. He told them just where the colt would be and just what to say to the master of the colt. They went and it was just as He told them it would be. In Luke 22 He told His Disciples to go and prepare for Passover. This is what He said in context.
7 Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. 8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.” 9 So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?” 10 And He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters. 11 Then you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’ 12 Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.” 13 So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. [source]
I love it! He told them, they obeyed, and as they did they found it just like He said they would. Look what they would have missed if they had refused to go! But that’s not what is making me smile. I am smiling because I just LOVE to read how my Savior is always right and what He says is as good as done even before it is done! Is He AWESOME or what?!!
These Words mean so much to me. I can only imagine how it was for them to hear and see You say it will be this way or that way when you get there and then go and there it is just as You said. They must have had so much fun with You. It must have been so good to hear You laugh; to see You laugh; to see You sit the little ones on Your lap and see them just adore You; to see You tell stories; to see Your Face when You talked about ABBA. It must have been so good. Thank You that I won’t miss out on all that; that I will see You laugh; I will see the love and kindness on Your Face. Thank You, Jesus. And, Holy Spirit, I pray this Word will minister to our IDOKs and our Readers. I pray we will all love You more; that we will become more intimately acquainted with You today. And our IDOK Troops I don’t want to go a day without remembering them and asking for their protection and safety, so protect them, ABBA, please. And You know how I feel about Israel, You know they are dear to me but oh so much more to You. I trust them to You. And I am trusting America to You too. You are not finished with us yet; thank You. Move us and shake us however You want. You are the Potter and we are the clay. I suppose I better say amen here so our IDOKs and Readers can say amen too and get to it – whatever You are sending or allowing their way today. I pray we will act and react in ways that will bless You and give You pleasure. And yes I love You too. And Jesus, I am looking forward to seeing You, come quickly. Amen and amen.