Monday, July 9, 2012

Roamin' thru Romans 12

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! Barely a breeze this morning, but lots of sun and promises of a hot day to come! I noticed the dark clouds yesterday and heard the thunder, but nothing happened in this neighborhood. I also heard thunder this morning, but nothing here.

I had an interesting weekend...I started out to go to Gateway Mall for shopping, but almost right away, noticed the car shuddering. When it car doesn't act right, I always start being nervous for fear of a breakdown. When it got worse as I started up from a red light, I changed my route and headed for Cartek, praying Ray would not have left for lunch, since it was about noon on Friday. Well, he hadn't and so he took it for a short drive and diagnosed the problem as a spark plug or coil failure. He turned the van over to Danny, and Danny discovered that it was the coil, so he called Honda and had to leave to get the park, leaving me in charge of answering the phone should it ring, because Ray went on to lunch. Thankfully, the phone didn't ring, and Danny was back in a few minutes, installed the coil, and I was off again to do the shopping I had originally planned to do. I am so thankful for a place where I know the mechanics to be reliable and honest, and also thank God that the problem happened during a weekend day while they were open!

I went to the park a couple times, but it was just too hot to get out of the car. The squirrels don't mind the heat, and the egrets and moorhens enjoy the water. While the shade is somewhat cooler, people were still enjoying picnics.It is a cool looking place with all the shade trees and canal, but very hot in the sun. But we have a mighty God, and He is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:
A Living Sacrifice to God

Romans 12:1-5

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice----the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask?

Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person  by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.

As God's messenger, I give each of you this warning: Be honest in your estimate of yourselves, measuring your value by how much faith God has given you. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ's body. We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others...

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

Love and hugs,