Friday, July 15, 2011

A word from Paul

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, warm day to enjoy and maybe rain this weekend. This is good!

I went to the park yesterday with a peach milkshake from Steak and Shake this time. They have a 1/2 price happy hour between 2-4 which I did not know, so I bought a large shake, which was wrapped in a napkin, so no leaks and it was only 1.88! What a bargain! On the way into the park, two egrets hopped/flew across the street in front of me. I think Mr. Egret had romance on his mind, but she was playing hard to get. Then I saw the gopher tortoise plowing his way through the tall grass. I slurped on my milkshake for a little while then headed for home. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Thess. 5:14-24
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 the day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.

God, who calls you, is 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