Thursday, March 8, 2012

God's Discipline

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 warm, windy, sunny day in a whole string of them!  Also, I saw the pollen report and it is just about off the charts, still, so guess we will have to put up with the sniffles and sneezes for awhile, yet.

Last night I went out after the sun went down to see Jupiter and Venus in the west and the full moon and Mars in the east. What a beautiful display! I wish I could see the northern lights that come with the solar flares, but we are way short of  being north enough to see them.

After my cleaning gems left yesterday, I took off to run a few errands, and went to the park to see what was going on. Not much on a fairly quiet afternoon, but a group was gathered to watch a large gopher, and the egrets were making a pretty picture against the dark mud of the canal. Not wanting to get worms or seeds in my hair, I chose not to get out because of all the oak trees around, but God is good!

Hebrews 12:1-6 NLT

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy he knew would be his afterward. Now he is seated in the place of highest honor beside God's throne in heaven. Think about all he endured when sinful people did such terrible things to him, so that you don't become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in the struggle against sin. 

And have you entirely forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you, his children? He said;
"My child, don't ignore it when the Lord disciplines you,
and don't be discouraged when he corrects you.
For the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes those he accepts as his children."

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

Love and hugs,