Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hebrews excerpts

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the chilly day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! All you dog walkers out there know it is in the forties this morning. Brrr! The lawn across the street is covered with frost for the first time this winter.

When I stepped outside this morning, I noticed the stars seemingly so close and the half moon shining brightly, but I did not stay to look or linger! It was cold with the north wind blowing! If I make a lot of typos, it is because my hands are cold.

I was thinking about walking this morning, but I am not as brave as I used to be. I remember walking in the park, with earmuffs, mittens and layers of clothes and finding frost on top of the railing on the boardwalk, but now, I wait for warm sun. That's what age and wisdom do for you. :o)

Hebrews 13:1-25 NLT

Continue to love each other with true Christian love. Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Don't forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being mistreated as though you feel their pain in your own bodies.

Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

Stay away from the love of money, be satisfied with what you have. For God has said:
"I will never fail you.
I will never forsake you."

That is why we can say with confidence:
"The Lord is my helper.
I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?"

Remember your leaders who first taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and trust the Lord as they do.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your spiritual strength comes from God's special favor, not from ceremonial rules about food, which don''t help those who follow them...

With Jesus' help let us continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by proclaiming the glory of his name. Don't forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to God...

And now, may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead, our Lord Jesus, equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, all that is pleasing to him. Jesus is the great Shepherd of the sheep by an everlasting covenant, signed with his blood. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen

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

Love and warm hugs,