Thursday, January 31, 2008

Easin' Thru Ephesians

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the lovely day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

As I stepped outside this morning, I looked up to see the quarter moon shining brightly among the stars, but I still cannot see Venus. Not knowing much about the rotation, I don't quite know where to look. But anyway, the ones I could see, were twinkling reassuringly, seeming to say "All is well with the Universe."

I noticed on my walk yesterday, that the water level in the park has come up and the old gator hole is once more filled with water. The breeze was blowing briskly and it was so warm that I did not need a sweater. I noticed a lady ahead of me, peeling off her jacket and scarf in the brilliant sunshine.

I saw an anhinga dive into the water as I approached the bridge and stood to watch it swim and dive underwater. Four of them were drying out in the tall shrubs hanging over the water out at the tower. They seem to find plenty to eat.

I took a grapefruit pie to Terry, to share with the staff, but I don't know how much they got to eat. They all say once it gets to Terry, they don't see it! :o) I can always make another one. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 6

"Be strong in 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.

Use every piece of God's armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared. ....Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere.

"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 undying love."

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

Love and hugs,