Wednesday, October 14, 2009

1 Thessalonians

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! The thin sliver of the moon is still very bright in the early morning sky and not quite dimming the glory of the stars shining, but the air is not much cooler yet, although the weatherman says the next couple days will bring fall again. Can hardly wait!

I watched a large white egret land on the bank by the lake at the park yesterday and the anhinga was drying his wings while resting on a dead log. Squirrels were dashing madly in front of the car as i drove on the road. I think they like to play "chicken"! But all was quiet and simmering in the heat and bright sunshine. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

For all you Gator fans, this is the verse Tim Tebow wore on his cheek pads Saturday; 1 Thess. 5:18

Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy,. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to everyone else.

Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil.

Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until that day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
God, who calls you, is faithful; he will do this....
And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.

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

Love and hugs,