Thursday, June 25, 2009

Excerpts from 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! I overslept this morning, due to the lack of sleep the night before, I guess, but when I stepped outside the sun was already up and the mockingbirds were singing. It is not quite so hot as yesterday, so today will be a good day!

The storm Tuesday night did a lot of damage in some areas. Two big trees are down in the park and the mobile home park across the street from the Park entrance street had some damage. I knew it was a bad storm! But the white egret was gazing intently down into the water, as usual, watching for a fish, and few people were out. The park looked almost deserted. Guess the winter visitors have gone home, for the most part. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 6 :6
Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they ae 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.

A final word: 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.
...Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistant in your prayers for all Chistians everywhere.

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