Friday, July 22, 2011

Living to please others

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 beautiful day with the breeze blowing and blue skies with puffy, white clouds overhead. Yesterday, as I was leaving for the doctor's a large dark cloud was looming, and I thought I surely would run into rain. I could see it falling just north of here, but other than a few sprinkles, I did not have to drive in the rain.

Today I have already been to the lab to get blood work done, and then back home to eat. I really like my breakfast. I gave a quick  thought to McDonald's which is in the same shopping center as the lab, but saw the long line at the drive-thru, and just came on home to make my breakfast. Much healthier, anyway.

I saw a pelican take off from Lynch Lake yesterday, so they must go anywhere they think a fish lurks. Then I went to the park and saw that it had been mowed and looked much better on one side. The other side is still overgrown and wild looking. Not many people were out, but the ibis were there in a large flock. No turtles and no egrets, but I'm sure they were there. I just couldn't see them. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 15:1-8
We may know that these things make no difference, but we cannot just go ahead and do them to please ourselves. We must be considerate of the doubts and fears of those who think these things are wrong. We should please others. If we do what helps them, we will build them up in the Lord. For even Christ didn't please himself. As the Scriptures say, "Those who insult you are also insulting me." Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. They give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises.

May God. who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other-each with the attitude of Christ Jesus toward the other. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise, and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

So accept each other just as Christ has accepted you, then God will be glorified. Remember that Christ came as a servant to the Jews to show that God is true to the promises he made to their ancestors. And he came so the Gentiles might also give glory to God for his mercies to them....

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

Love and hugs,