Monday, July 13, 2009

Paul's Prayer

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 sun was coming up, but the clouds in the west were streaked with pink...must have been a reflection! I also saw a very dark cloud floating overhead, so may be we will have rain again.

It poured down hard on the church roof yesterday, but, thankfully, it had stopped by the time we left because it would have been difficult to get Louis in the car, without both of us getting soaked! God is good!

Well, two lizards were seen in the living room yesterday, but I managed to usher one of them out the door, when I spotted him on the doorframe. The other one I last saw in the kitchen, so I don't know where it is. I need Matthew here to catch it! I like the wildlife on the outside, not inside, please. Speaking of wildlife, I just made it across in front of a mama duck, determined to take her dozen ducklings across a busy street the other day. Straight in a row, she marched across, looking neither to the right or left, assuming cars would stop for her, which the truck following me, did.

I was happy to see that a wider path has been mowed at Sawgrass. It looks better than just a strip. Maybe the next mow will be a little wider,yet. Mike and a volunteer were launching a boat at the weir, trying to clean up trash. The aquarium is going out the 2oth, so there won't be much for Mike to do after that. All the displays are gone and the classroom is musty smelling and all the stuff out of the displays is stored in there. Times are changing, not for good. But the boardwalks remain the same, so it is still a pleasant walk.

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 3:14-21

When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everythig in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen.

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

Love and hugs,