Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 Corinthians

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! What a brief storm we had last night! Just as I climbed into bed, I thought a prayer for rain and five minutes later, I thought I heard thunder in the distance. then it got louder and along came the lightning, so brilliant through the drapes that I covered my eyes with the sheet. I didn't hear any rain, though, even though the crashes sounded right over the house. So, when I got up this morning   I looked out and could see a small patch of moisture on the porch and my poinsettia plant was blown over, with some large twigs in the yard. So the storm was pretty fierce, but not much rain with it.  Well, God did answer prayer, so He is still in control of the elements!

I returned some things yesterday  that I had shopped for Tuesday, and then came home and vacuumed and tried to drink lots of water and stay cool. The heat index was 102 and that is hot!! When I went to the park later on, I saw a man, who must be living in his car, which looks like a fairly late model nice vehicle,unloading a lot of bags onto a picnic table under a pine tree. I have seen him there before and wondered about him. The car is packed full front and back with bags, that's why I think he is living in it...makes me thankful for God's provision. There weren't a lot of people out, I think because of the heat, but it is always peaceful in the park .God is good!

1 Corinthians 3:5... NLT

Who is Apollos and who is Paul, that we should be the cause of such quarrels? Why, we're only  servants . Through us God caused you to believe. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. My job was to plant the seed in your hearts and Apollos watered it, but it was God, not we, who made it grow. The ones who do the planting or watering aren't important, but God is important because he is the one who makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work as a team with the same purpose. Yet they will be rewarded individually, according to their own hard work. We work together as partners who belong to God. You are God's field, God's building, not ours ....But there is going to come a time of testing  at the judgement day to see what kind of work each builder has done. Everyone's work will be put through the fire to see whether or not it keeps its value. If the work survives the fire, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builders themselves will be saved, but like someone escaping through a wall of flames....
So don't take pride in following a particular leader. Everything belongs to you. Paul and Apollos and Peter; the whole world and life and death; the present and the future. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God.

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

Love and hugs,