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.


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.


True-isms (again)



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 ~ ~ ~ 🙂

A Soldier, An Athlete, A Farmer (again)


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.


Tools for Glory (again)


Tools for Glory

Luke 18 New King James Version [source]

Luke 18:18 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  What’s the first thing that catches your attention here?  For me it’s the ruler’s question.  What shall I DO to inherit eternal life?  That tells me right away that he was not looking for grace.  He was looking for a means to EARN his way into the Kingdom. Or maybe he thought he already had earned his way in and he was just planning on having a little fun with the itinerate preacher.  He began with a little flattery, referring to Jesus as Good Teacher.  And Jesus picked up on that right away and asked him a question.  19 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.   So right there Jesus told the ruler, if you really believe I am good then you will believe I am God.  (Hmmm – what does this say about us when we doubt God’s goodness?)  And the ruler either missed what Jesus said or he ignored Him.  Knowing this, Jesus moved on.  20 You know the commandments:  ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’  ‘Honor your father and your mother.’” 21 And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.” Can you believe it?  Do you think the poor boy really did not know?  Do you think he really thought he had kept the LAW of GOD perfectly?  Do you think he was smugly saying to Jesus, Hey man I got this covered?  And then Jesus applied the ‘rude awakening’.  22 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 23 But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.  And there it was – what the young man valued above all else – money.  If only he had valued Jesus above all else.  And so the question is did he have money or did his money have him? Was his money a tool in his hands or was he a slave in the clutches of his wealth?  We know the answer.  And why did he go away sorrowful?  In his heart of hearts did he know that his money had him?  Did he know that as long as his money had him, he would not have Eternal Life?  I wonder if he ever really enjoyed his money after this encounter with Jesus. And what does this say to you and me?  Is there anything I have; is there anything you have that instead of being a tool to use for His glory we are using it for our own glory?  Does this mean if I really want to enjoy my possessions, I have to ‘sell out’ to Jesus first?   Yeah, I think it does.

And I think there is a lot more to be said from this passage, but for this fine Monday morning, we shall close. 

Holy Spirit, it’s hard starting this morning; not that we have not already been speaking but private conversation is most often easier than public I think.  And I’m thinking I need some more private this morning but in this moment public is necessary, isn’t it?  ABBA, thank You for answered prayers.  And we pray for our IDOK Troops, You know their needs and You know we want them safe and whole and so we pray for their protection and safety in spirit, soul and body; and we pray at the appointed time they all come home safe and sound.  And with the entirety of those spoken here today and yet presenting each individually, for surely every name, and every member of every family and congregation are known to You and just what it is they need and it is for that we pray.  I ask You to tend to us today, ABBA; to each of our IDOKs and Readers, wherever they are and whatever crosses their lives today and this I ask in Jesus Name.  Amen and amen.