Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wisdom 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! Water is still dripping off the roof from the deluge yesterday evening and the yard is soaked. Our small group was headed out to a nursing home to visit a friend and we found that ninth street was flooded between about 80th and north of that, so David switched over to 4th St. and while that was clear, we discovered that several of the side streets were flooded with cars stranded. A wild and woolly wet evening! But we made it okay and had a really good visit with our friend. Thank you, Jesus for watching over us!

I got done what I had planned to do yesterday, including some ironing, so I was pleased with myself about that. And I even got to the park and saw a tri-colored heron fishing in the green covered waters of the weir. Just on the other side of the canal, it is all clear. Not many people were out, but since I was tired by that time, I took myself home.

I am in mourning, because I apparently lost one earring of the pair that my uncle Dan, May he rest in peace, made for me several years ago. I called the library where I had been and they did not have it, so unless I find it around here someplace, it is gone. It was on my ear that still has some numbness from my carotid surgery last year, so I did not notice it was gone until someone told me. Oh, well, God is still good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Thessalonians 5:12

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.

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 that day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God, who calls you, is faithful; he will do this....And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.

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

Love and hugs,