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! Today is another beautiful day with the cold front creeping closer, so we will probably have a reason to wear sweaters in the next couple days.
I hope many of you stepped outside or had occasion to see the gorgeous full moon and Jupiter right beside it in the night sky last evening. It was just awesome! No one can outdo God when it comes to putting on a heavenly show! I am thankful for eyes to see!
I drove out to Bay Pines Cemetery yesterday to visit Louis' grave and was surprised to see a lot of construction going on. I read in the Times that a program will be held there tomorrow, but I was wondering how that will be handled, because the entrance road is torn up and the old office building is torn down and a new one being built. There is a substitute road made for a new entrance and exit, so I was able to go back to the section I was headed for. Everything was so peaceful and the grass was freshly cut. I was the only one there for a few minutes, until some people drove up saying they were having a funeral later that afternoon and asking directions as to where they should go. I directed them back to the temporary office, so I hope everything went well with them. I arranged the flowers I brought and put them in the container provided, so they should stay fresh for several days. It was a good visit. God is good!
This is from Hymns For the Family of God:
Prayer of Concern for Others
Father, help me to talk like a Christian:
to speak in such a way that I build up another person's confidence in himself, instead of tearing down his reputation.
Father, help me to drive like a Christian:
to be watchful and careful lest I cause harm to someone else on the highways.
Father, help me to give like a Christian;
without thought of return, without anyone knowing what I do, and with Your approval as sufficient reward.
Father, Help me to dress like a Christian:
by not attracting attention to myself for being too fashionable or too casual; and help me to show by my appearance that I want people to know me for what I am inside myself.
Father, help me to sleep like a Christian
at peace with myself because sin is forgiven; and at peace with others because I do not allow my anger to last through a day.
Father, help me to eat like a Christian;
to eat healthily, to eat moderately, to eat gratefully, giving thanks to you who provide my food, and for the one who prepares my food.
Father, keep me from being so pious that I keep You out of the practical areas or life. Be with me when I am alone, and when I shed my inhibitions, lest in those moments I cancel out all that I seem to be when I'm on my best behavior.
Father, I ask this because I follow a Master who was never guilty of the slightest wrong doing, and who always showed His love in the small details of living. Amen.
Bryan Jeffery Leech
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, with thanksgiving, joy and Love!
Love and hugs,