Thursday, July 2, 2009

Roamin' thru Romans 8

Good morning Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! And a good morning it is! This is the sunny day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Yes, the sun is shining and the sky is blue. A beautiful sight after all the rain yesterday. When I stepped outside earlier, the tiny frog was sitting in a corner, and the big one was already in the yard. The tiny ones must just be hatched or born or whatever in the ground and just wait for rainy weather to make their appearance.

We only got out once yesterday when the rain slacked off for a few minutes. I went to the library to check out some more books and then drove through the very wet park, A young gator was lying on the bank of the very full creek, not getting sun but just drying off, I guess. Very few people were there, and no dog walkers at all. But God is good! He gives everything in His time!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you through Christ Jesus from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses could not save us, because of oir sinful nature. But God put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent his own son in a human body like ours, except that ours are sinful. God destroyed sin's control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the requirement of the law would be fully accomplished for us who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.
For if you already have something, you don't need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don't have yer, we must wait patiently and confidently.
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray, but the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.

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

Love and hugs,