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Dear Bros in Christ,

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Brothers in Christ, this monthly devotional is sent and meant to be an encouragement to all and to build up and edify in the Lord Jesus Christ. Oikodome
means "Builder". The Lord has put this on my heart to send out a monthly Iron Man Oikodome {oy-kod-om-ay'} to build up and encourage the men who
love and follow Jesus Christ in their walk with Him.
Hebrews 3:13 "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."
PRAYER REQUESTS: If you have any prayer requests please send them and I will send them out to the bros for prayer, if privacy is needed I will send in a
discreet way.


“The lazy [man] says, "[There is] a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!"
(Proverbs 22:13 NKJV).”
Have you ever met someone who always discourages themselves or foretells something
ahead of time as if they know? What I mean to say have you run across that person that
will always discount themselves by way of saying ahead of time that they won’t be able to
do such and such in a few days because of the way they might be feeling today. When
there is ministry service coming up or opportunity to serve the Lord in a few days or next
week someone might say I am not feeling well right now and I don’t think I will be able to
serve next week or it might be that they think they know something is going to come up
to prevent them from serving. It’s like they are setting themselves up, preconditioning
themselves and telling themselves that they will be sick or unable to serve, they are
planning on knowing that they will be unable to do so, walking in defeat. As if they know
the lion will be outside if they go out there… And have you ever been walking by a mirror
and saw a glimpse of that person that is predicting how they will feel or how they will not
be able to serve or do something in the future next week. Instead of committing and
applying our hearts to seeking, asking and serving God if He gives us next week or
tomorrow would He allow us to serve or be used and can we please have the privilege and
honor of serving Him and the strength to do just that. Instead of having the defeated
attitude of being slain in our mind, wounded in our heart, our service, our ministry and
attitude before we get to next week or tomorrow or outside. And bros I know there are
those who suffer chronic illnesses and continuous pain and are unable to do things and
are in pain nine out of ten days or all the time, not referring to those who suffer such
illnesses. But for those of us who have let the spirit of laziness creep in God will make us
Lion slayers if we have the Courage to ask He is willing to listen because He cares, don’t
be afraid to go where He is calling you if that spirit of laziness has crept in bros.
“7casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 8Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom
he may devour. 9Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same
sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world (1Peter 5:7-9
Nothing is too big or hard for our God “He is large & in charge” Creator of the heavens,
the earth, the sea, & every living creature- so call on God & ask for Courage go outside &
to the highways & byways to serve, witness, minister & be used mightily by God Almighty
Daniel Wright
Iron Man Oikodome
Proverbs 27:17

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