Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Roamin' thru Romans 15

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! Still air and bright sunshine with temps once again near ninety are in store today. The same as yesterday, actually. Today I need to sweep off the porch which still has a few leaves on it from the storm a few nights ago

I had an appointment with my cardiologist yesterday, whose office complex is squeezed between the new St. Anthony's ER and the building on the other side... all a part of the big St. Anthony's buildings. Since I had not been there in six months (praises) I did not know there is another huge building project going on, so, once again, I had to sort of feel my way to the correct entrance and have the valet park my van. My doc is outspoken and sometimes profane, but he is tops in his field and extremely fit. He has done the ironman marathon in Hawaii in his younger years. He crams a lot of talk and info into his 15 or 20 minutes with me, even talking about shoes.

Apparently ekgs are not always accurate, since mine showed I had had a big heart attack some time ago, so he checked with my last year's and it showed the same thing, so he marked it as didn't happen, since to my knowledge, I have never had a heart attack. Can't always rely on machines!

When I came out to collect my van, there was a mix-up with the tickets. I had my half, but the half attached to my keys was for a Hyundai and the numbers did not match, so after waiting about fifteen minutes for them to figure it out, I got the van, which was blistering hot by that time, since it had been sitting in the sun for over an hour. I was in good humor about the whole thing and I think the two guys, who were blaming each other for the mix up appreciated that.

So, after that, I drove the route home which avoided the school zones and visited the park to check it out. The water was still high, and the shadows and sun were contrasting nicely and all was serene. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 15:1-10

Living to please others

We may know that these things make no difference, but we cannot just go about 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 also 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.

We 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,