Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paul's final advice

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! Well, I know a lot of people are not rejoicing, since this is the first day of school and voting day and the rain has been pouring down! To be honest, I had a hard time staying awake while praying, because of the sound of rain on the roof and the trees moving in the wind. Good day for staying in bed!

Yesterday, I took the opportunity to get out when the rain stopped for a little bit. I went to Wendy's and got a small Frosty and took it to the Park. Of course, the sprinkles were coming by that time, but I sat in the car and slurped my Frosty and watched a squirrel creep over to a school bus which was parked . Obviously, the squirrel was looking for a handout. Lots of buses were on the streets yesterday, going over their routes, I'm sure.

All was peaceful at the Park, however, and quiet. The mowing crew was in and trimmed all the paths they are supposed to do. so everything looked neater. However, there were fallen branches which had not been picked up, but that is what happens when there is not enough help. At least there won't be a charge for a while for going in the park. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 5:12

Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and warn you against all that is wrong. Think highly of them and give them your wholehearted love because of their work. And remember to live peaceably with each other.

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 prophesies, 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.
Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us. Greet all the brothers and sisters in Christian love.

I command you in the name of the Lord to read this letter to all the brothers and sisters.

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,