Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Roamin' thru Romans

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! I went to sleep with the sound of thunder and rain falling last night, but today, although everything is still dripping, the sun is shining and it promises to be another hot, sunshiny day!

I was able to do some shopping yesterday, and even though I make a list, I always seem to forget something. Oh, well, just means another trip! I drove downtown a few days ago, and saw many people sitting at outdoor tables and doing shopping. Downtown is a lively place in the" Burgh" these days!

Yesterday I went to the park and was surprised to find it almost deserted. The mowing crews were across the canal with large trucks and the chipper on a trailer. Then I saw two of the large mowers working back in the woodsy area around the circle. But only one picnicker and about five cars total . It was hot for one thing and it seems like not so many tourists are around right now. But I saw a very pretty sight that was typical Florida with an egret leaning and looking into the water. It was good to see him making such a nice picture. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 12:14-21

If people persecute you because you are a Christian, don't curse them; pray that God will bless them. When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow. Live in harmony with each other. Don't try to act important, but enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all!

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Do things in such a way that everyone can say you are honorable. Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible.

Dear friends, never avenge yourselves,. Leave that to God. For it is written,

"I will take vengeance

I will repay those who deserve it, "says the Lord.

Instead do what the Scriptures say:'

"If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink,
and they will be ashamed of what they have done to you,"

Don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.

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

Love and hugs,