Monday, June 20, 2011

1 Thessalonians 5

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! Another sunshiny day is in store for us, and as I swept off the porch, I was thinking that it is a good day for VBS which starts today at church. I just imagine lots of children and helpers are filling the church right now...

As I came by Lynch lake yesterday I saw a hawk perched on the wire looking over the  water with his sharp eyes on anything that moves, especially small ducks, I'm thinking. I went to the park later last evening and lots of people were there, with children and just those out for an after dinner stroll.  Lots of people were looking over the bridge, where the canal is choking with hydrilla.  Don't know if it was a turtle or gator they were looking at.

I am looking forward to tonight's get-together with our Faith Group cook-out after a month's layoff. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Thessalonians 5 : 12-24

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.

Brother and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender 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, is faithful, he will do this.

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

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

Love and hugs,