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! Another good view of the full moon as I stepped outside this morning! It was right over our house, so no wonder I slept fitfully last night! :o) The stars manage to shine in all their glory as if competing with the moon, but God is the brightest of all!
Well, we had two different Davids over yesterday. A contrast in personalities. One, dedicated to serving the Lord and helping people like us by snaking the toilet and the other, a non-believer who is also a helper for pay, but very practical and loving. He mows the yard for us and does other work outside. We are blessed to have friends like that! I first met the second David at the Park many years ago, and have followed his life through his divorce and other problems he has encountered. I keep praying for him and his family for their salvation and he has even asked me to pray for him on occasion. God is Good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Will God do anything to change my character, or is it all up to me?
Galatians 5:22-23 When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, ans self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.
Philippians 2:5, 12-13 Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. ...dearest friends, you were always so careful to follow my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away you must be even more careful to put into action God's saving work in your lives, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.
A transformed character reflects God's work within us and our own choices. The Holy Spirit awakens our desire for love, integrity, and responsibility, but we must choose these in every situation.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,