Friday, April 29, 2011

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!  Last night I couldn't get to sleep because of the flashes of lightning and distant sound of thunder, and this morning the sky is still overcast. We got a little rain because the porch was a little puddly, but the streets were dry already. Maybe we will get some more today, as we could use it.

Well, romance is in the air! I did not get up at 4, but a couple hours later. However, I saw most of the royal wedding and  the royal couple looked very happy. Being practical, I think when do they get to use the bathroom? But, I am sure all that is taken care of. :o) It brought back memories of my own wedding...much different, with no pomp or circumstance, no singing, and just family attending in a Baptist church . My sister was my maid of honor and a good friend was Louis' best man. But our marriage lasted 62 years, and as others, we had lost a child, but had two wonderful sons, and it lasted through sickness and health. I was married to a very affectionate, loving man who was a good father. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Thessalonians 5:12-26

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 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, if faithful; he will do this.

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis