Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ephesians excerpts

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! Even though it is still very windy and humid, we are not shoveling snow and I am thankful for that! I saw pictures of the frozen north with piled high snow drifts and stalled cars and freezing temps. and thank God that I live in a warm climate. As a matter of fact, I still have the air on to clear out the humidity. God is good!

Yesterday, I was able to run errands while Diane was here looking after Louis, and got a lot accomplished in a short time. I even had time to go to the park and saw some Christmas parties in full swing with tables and the shelter full! It was a nice day for parties. The squirrels always enjoy people having picnics, because they get to beg for forbidden goodies. I saw two anhingas drying out wings on the bank going in, but the usual turtles were missing. Maybe because the sun was not shining. I also stopped by the church and was offered a piece of Debbie's birthday rum cake. Yum, good!

Well, I am almost through with the decorating inside the house and have a few presents purchased, but not wrapped, but am way behind in most things. However, having family here is the most important, anyway!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 6

Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God 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.

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 in darkness who rule this world and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.

May God give you peace, dear brothers and sisters, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May God's grace be upon all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.

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

Love and hugs,