Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A call to Persevere

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! It's kind of overcast today with high thin clouds, and a very cool wind blowing. The cold snap definitely came in last night, so I have the heat on for a little while.

I made up for staying home out of the rain, Monday, by running lots of errands yesterday. After an hour and a half in the dentist's chair for my six month cleaning, x-rays, and gum check, I was tired of lying down for such a long time, and glad to go! I have a very nice hygienist who has a five month old baby girl. The last time I saw her, she was ready to take maternity leave, but now, she is back at work with pics of her family on the wall.

So, that chore over, I went home to have lunch and then did the rest of my running around, which included a drive to the park. Everything looked refreshed after the rain and lots of people were out. I have mentioned before how the squirrels were gathered under one of the oak trees...well, there is now a sign there, telling people that for the health of the little critters, they should not be fed. Aha! So that was why they were gathered there! I did not see the usual anhingas, egrets or ibises, so it must have been the wrong time of day, but God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Hebrews 10:25
And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven's Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. This is the new, life-giving way that Christ has opened up for us through the sacred curtain, by means of his death for us.

And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God's people, let us go right into the presence of God, with true hearts fully trusting him. For our evil consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near.

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

Love and hugs,