Friday, October 22, 2010

Paul's Prayer for Spiritual Empowering

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! We are blessed with another clear, cool day today, in fact, I believe it is the coolest yet. In the sixties this morning, but warming up to about 80 this afternoon, so I guess this is the "cold front" that was predicted.

Last Friday at this time I was in the air, flying toward Chattanooga, to see Matthew's appearance at the last home game for Cleveland High, and watch him play the trombone and march. It was a very cold windy night in the bleachers, but I really enjoyed it. It is a great band and has always placed well in competitions.

Speaking of last weekend, as we were on the mountain roads, winding up and then down, we saw lots of other vehicles, including a Lotus. Now, I don't know my cars well, but Daryl spotted it behind us and he and Matthew were quite excited to see it. Out of respect for the Lotus, as soon as he could, Daryl pulled over to let him fly by, which resulted in a wave through the moon roof. Unfortunately, the Lotus wound up behind a slower camper van, but not for long. As soon as he could, the driver flashed by the camper and before long was lost to sight. He probably was a state or two away while we were still winding down the mountain!

We stopped at Robbinsville that day or the next to have lunch, at a small place with excellent barbeque. I had a cup of veggie soup which was homemade with lots of chunky veggies in it, along with my pulled pork sandwich, served with two kinds of sauce, vinegar and sweet. Yum. Then to top it off, I had fresh peach cobbler served with a big scoop of ice cream. I'm making myself hungry, since I haven't had breakfast yet! We still had time to admire the granite mountainsides, set off by the russets, oranges, reds and yellow colors of the leaves! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 3:14-21;
When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan. I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And May you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen.

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

Love and hugs,