Good afternoon, Dear Friends and prayer Partners! This is a beautiful afternoon that the Lord has gifted us with! Sunshine, puffy clouds scudding across the sky and A/C on. Due to being busy this morning, I never had time to sit down and email before now, but did get the praying done!
I was reminded of these verses, when I heard the bell-ringer for the Salvation Army at Publix yesterday! He was calling out in a very loud voice, his goal for the day and as money was dropped into his bucket, he would lower the goal by how much was dropped in. When I put in my dollar, he was down to 272 dollars after starting much higher than that when I went in.. He had a good personality!
So, anyway, I will send along the scriptures chosen for today:
From Luke 7:27...
But if you are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Pray for the happiness of those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn the other cheek. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt, also. Give what you have to anyone who asks you for it; and when things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back. Do for others as you would like them to do for you.
Do you think you deserve credit merely for love those who love you? Even the sinners do that! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, is that so wonderful? Even sinners do that much! And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, what good is that? Even sinners will lend to their own kind for a full return.
Love your enemies...
Do good to them! Lend to them! And don't be concerned that they might not repay. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the most High, for he is kind to the unthankful, and to those who are wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.
If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving-large or small -it will be used to measure what is given back to you.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,