Wednesday, August 13, 2008

God's Armor

Good morning, dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside in the darkness this morning, the sky was covered with clouds. Amazing how they all clear off in just a couple hours and the sky becomes blue again!

God is good!

I didn't have time to walk yesterday, before the heat set in, but did ride through the park and enjoyed seeing the ibis and the egrets. Turtles were drying and sunning on the banks of the weir.

I noticed, Francia, the teacher, was back, preparing the classroom for the students who will come. I thought maybe this would be the year she would retire, but she loves her work. She knows more about critters than I ever will. She picks up roadkill, takes it home and buries it, and then brings the bones into the classroom for instruction. Her car has a different "air" about it! :o)

Excerpts from Ephesians NLT:

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.

For your struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the ruler, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground and after you have done everything, to stand. In addition to the armor, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Eph. 6:10-13

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,