Thursday, October 11, 2007

Easin' thru Ephesians

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Once again, when I stepped outside this morning, the stars were in their usual places and Venus still shining brightly in the same spot in the east. Some things remain the same in the universe, when God is in control!

Our weather has been very dry, so the acorns have not been falling as plentifully as before the tree trimming, which is a blessing! The squirrels still find plenty to eat and store, or whatever they do with them. They are so busy all day, running up and down trees and chasing each other across the streets! God is good!

My amaryllis has one more blossom to open, and then it is done, but the Mexican petunias bloom brilliantly each day and then by afternoon the lavender blossoms fall off. They seem to bloom all year long, and are really pretty!

We drove through the park yesterday, but because of an early appointment, did not walk. It was freshly mowed and I thought I saw a gator in the canal on the way in. They cruise up and down and stop when they want. Gators can do pretty much anything they want!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 6 excerpts:

"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free. "

"And in the same way, you masters must treat your slaves right. Don't threaten them; remember , you both have the same Master in heaven and he has no favorites."

"...Be strong with the Lord's mighty power. Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms...."

"May God give you peace, dear brothers and sisters, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May God's grace be upon all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love."

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,