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! When I stepped outside this morning, the moon was hidden by clouds, but I could tell it was valiantly trying to shine through them. The sky is still pretty cloudy, but I don't think it will bring rain.
Yesterday, I walked to the tower at the Park, stopping along the way, to look at Mama gator, still in her spot at the first shelter. She was in the water, with her head out at the bank. She is gray, but the large one on the bank across from the entrance bridge, was very black. The sun was hot, because it was almost noon, so I should have carried an umbrella for shade, but I enjoyed the walk, anyway, It was odd that I didn't see any squirrels and no birds, but God is good!
From Ephesians 1:15-23
Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for Christians everywhere, I have never stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people.
I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come. And God has put all things under the authority of Christ, and he gave him this authority for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is filled by Christ, who fills everything everywhere with his presence.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,