Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Roamin' thru Romans 8

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! The sun is shining and the sky is clear blue and if it had been this way yesterday, perhaps I could have seen the contrail of the Endeavor. Oh, well, there is an incredible photo in the Times today of the shuttle going up, taken by a lady flying from NY to West Palm Beach. The layer of clouds is below and the Endeavor just shot through them. There is a camera everywhere!

I ran some errands yesterday...over to Dowdy's to get my glasses adjusted..my niece works there, and then to Big Lots. I really do not like shopping there, but it was handy and I needed some things. Only one cashier was working, so I waited about fifteen minutes in line, but she was really working fast and doing her best with good humor, so no one complained.

Then I went to the park for a time of refreshing..admired the peace and quiet, and watched people leaning over the bridge rail looking down at something...turtles or a gator, not sure what. Then home for lunch and later mopped the kitchen floor. Not too much excitement in my day yesterday, but I had a good prayer time in the morning. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 8:18-

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, everything on earth was subjected to God's curse. All creation anticipates the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And  even as Christians, although we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We too, wait anxiously for that day when God will give us our full rights as his children, including  the new bodies he has promised us. Now that we are saved, we eagerly look forward to this freedom. For if you already have something, you don't need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don't have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently.

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will. And we know that God causes everything  to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn, with many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And he gave them right standing with himself and he promised them the glory.

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis