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On Our Way

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

This is our Word to us today.

Do it now. The good that is. That which blesses ABBA and others.

Don’t walk by that ________________ still sitting on the counter, pick it up and put it in its place. It won’t take but a second or two.

So much of life gets left undone because we don’t do it on our way to doing something else.  And there you have it – For what it’s worth.

Happy Wednesday my Friends!

Thank You, ABBA, for another day to sit with my friends even for a moment; help us take this Word to our hands and feet and do it. Let us not be just hearers of Your WORD but Doers. Thank You for reminding me; thank You for helping me; for helping all of us. We love You, ABBA.

Kathie

The Christmas Box (again)

I’ve been saving this (again) post. Initially I thought to save it till Christmas but I’m not. 🙂

We are how many days from Christmas 2013? At this writing – 78 days.  Still time for us to pray and plan. Not so much about the gifts we will buy and the foods we will prepare; although perhaps that is not an unwise thing – to begin even now to plan so we can circumvent a less than peace-filled Holy season. As you will read below I have yet to perfect this. But there is hope.

I’d like to center this year on the Prince of Peace rather than participating in the practices of paganism – please don’t be offended or take that as an insult; it is not meant to be. It comes from a heart who really would like to have the courage to go against the culture and give my family and friends a gift of love deeper than ever before, to impart the eternal love of GOD to every person in my world and bless them with a lasting gift that will contribute to the rest of their lives being holy, healthy and happy. I would like to have the courage this year to give not one gift just for the sake of giving a gift out of obligation but for every gift given to be given with prayer, love, thoughtfulness and for money to be not a factor.  Will it happen? I make only the promise of asking ABBA to give me the courage and grace to surrender to Him and see it happen.

And so without further comment here is The Christmas Box (again).

IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2009

The Christmas Box

Well, it’s here and I’m not ready; so I am in that process of readjusting me. It’s a quiet on the outside process followed by a flurry of activity once I have determined what can be done and what will be left undone before family arrives for Christmas dinner.  It’s a time of confirming within what is really important.  I am grateful I am not left alone in this process.  One thing for sure the Christmas Box is in place beneath the tree waiting to receive the written prayers (Birthday Gifts for Jesus) of any Christmas Day Guest at the Thompsons who wants to contribute.  I have already been thinking about the year of 2009 and the summing up of it and what will 2010 bring which is annually the basis for my birthday gift to Jesus and hopefully I will get it in the box on time this year.  

And speaking of time, it would behoove me to finish up here.  Jerry and I wish you all a blessed Christmas celebration.  We wish for you Peace, Joy and Holy Laughter to ring in your hearts and your homes. May it be that you know more than ever before that the Child born in Bethlehem more than 2000 years ago is today ALIVE in you!

John 6:38-40 (New King James Version) 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” [source]

Let it be so, ABBA, raise me up to more than I can be, more than I am for Jesus sake alone.  Comfort and protect our IDOK Troops I pray; I pray for Christmas Miracles for them.  I pray they will experience You this Christmas as they are so far from home and family.  And I pray for Christmas Miracles for families grieving, those in these recent days and those of us having our first Christmas absent ones we love so much.  I pray You will shelter and guard our hearts and minds this Christmas.  I pray we will allow You to be our comfort and I pray we will give your comfort away as gifts to others.  Please continue blessing all these spoken here and, ABBA, watch over and shine Your Face upon every IDOK and Reader and bring us all together again. Amen and amen in Jesus Matchless and Holy Name.

Kathie

Embrace Today

Here we are.

No (again-s) to republish.

Day 1 at home fresh from some wonderful days away.

Hubby back to the office. Laundry piled and waiting. And many other things waiting.

So where do I begin today?

Think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.  Proverbs 3:6 [source]

A fine place to start.  🙂

As we started for home yesterday I had to journal as JT drove. Sadness and heaviness was pressing in on me and I was unwilling to bear it alone. For sure our days away and the people we met was orchestrated by ABBA. No other explanation will do.

Scripture [source] says we bear one another’s burdens and we do, sometimes right away when we meet because the time together this side of Heaven is short – like just two breakfast mornings. But you share and you pray and you process sadness and heaviness with ABBA’s help and you embrace today. And you come away writing this:

 I know this weekend was You. I pray for the same sense that every day is just as much You.

Or this:

When the door of death opens and my spirit walks through, my soul no longer expresses itself through my human frailties and those who love me lose sight of me, but You don’t, ABBA. And I’m thinking the laughter You gave and even the quirky ways I enjoy Your creation, JESUS, live on – and You and I wait happily till we all meet again.

Some days we know that we know that we know our GOD brought people and time together and we are in AWE of Him and we praise and rejoice in Him! It’s so good! And then we part and the mundane begins again. NO!  Not if we remember:

Think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.  Proverbs 3:6 [source]

Today is just as much You as the ‘weekend’, ABBA, and just as important in the Theme of Eternity.

Thank You, ABBA, for people and places, memories made and those yet to be made and missions and projects and life to live now today for Your glory alone. Thank You for rest and refreshment, for pictures kept and even those lost; thank You that all things work together for good for those who love You and are called according to Your purpose; we rest on that today and always in YESHUA’s Mighty name.
Kathie

JT

True-isms (again)

IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2010

True-isms

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.

Kathie

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 ~ ~ ~ 🙂

A Soldier, An Athlete, A Farmer (again)

IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010

A Soldier, An Athlete, A Farmer

Okay. On to today’s text – I want to continue examining 2 Timothy with you today for a few moments before we pray. 2 Timothy 2 (New King James Version)

1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.    

            A good soldier does not fraternize with the enemy; a good athlete follows the rules of the sport, and a good farmer enjoys the fruits (and veggies) of his harvest.

            Is any of this easy? Heck no!  It’s all out war, and hard work!  Ask any good soldier. Ask any Olympic Medalist. Ask any farmer at the end of harvest.  He will tell you it was hard work, tough going and sometimes he wondered if he’d ever make it. But he did.  And when you say was it worth it; he’ll say, “oh my yes!  These peaches are so juicy it’ll run right down your arm, and this corn on the cob is the sweetest I’ve ever tasted!”   

            If we want the spiritual maturity we were re-born to have, we will stay out of carnality.  We will not fraternize with our own flesh, the world or Satan.  We will not  bend the rules, we will embrace them as the holy protective boundaries they are, praising God every minute that He has given them to us.  And we will cultivate the soil of our hearts, plant those seeds, water them, feed them, harvest them and then … when our battles are complete, our races are run, our crops are in the barn and we see HIM standing there absolutely, totally head over heels in love with us and He says, ‘Welcome Home.  All that is Mine is yours.’ — It will be worth it all!  Can we say Amen and amen?!

Colossians 3: (New King James Version) 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. [source]

Well, it took longer than I thought, but I like it!  You are making me smile again today. I love it!  And, ABBA, I love you. Thank You, LORD GOD, for making it so; You are so good to me.  I hear what You are saying in these Wills up here.  If I want spiritual maturity I will follow Your rules, I will not walk in the flesh and I will do the work of a farmer.  It’s all about my ‘want to’ and You know in this moment oh I WANT TO, more than anything.  But You know me and I know me pretty good too – I get entangled!  But, You are helping me get entangled less and less these days.  Thank You.  I love it!  You are so Awesome!  Please don’t let this ‘taste’ leave my mouth.  And, ABBA, I figure there are some other IDOKs out there that want this too and I bet (well, You know) they are like me in that they are prone to get entangled too.  So I am asking You to keep after them too – every one of them that will say amen right about now.   This is fun and I love it but there are needs and we dare not neglect that part of ministry.   Some faces have popped up, some names linger, sweet people, precious people, hard stuff, lonely days and nights, wondering, scarcity, abundance but without peace; all this stuff.  But YOU are faithful and You are able; may it be that each one of them will experience You in faithfulness and power, in healings and restorations, and rescues and just sweet, sweet freedom from sin and bondage.  And protect our IDOK Troops again today, keep them safe, love on them so much they just feel it; move on Your Church with grace and mercy and conviction and the fresh fire of revival. Protect Israel, bring HER to the Land You have prepared for them; have mercy on the US, send conviction and grace to repent to the White House and every House I pray – all in the Name of Jesus, the One and Only. Amen and amen.

Kathie

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