Thursday, August 30, 2012

Colossians 3

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! The sun is shining, the wind is blowing and the water is still standing in the street gutters.But, at least we are not flooded like the people in the southern gulf states. Thank God!

I watched the Rays win last night in Texas and enjoyed the home runs! About time! Instead of watching the speeches which were too late for me, I prepared for bed. 

I saw the little busy cardinal yesterday in the podacarpus hedge. He flew in and came out with a seed in his mouth. Right after that, a mockingbird flew in and did the same thing. That is how so many new plants start up everywhere in the yard. Birds drop them on the ground and apparently, the squirrels don't like the seeds. I swept the porch off yesterday, and now I just have to get the plants moved out of the corner. I am not sure if the poinsettias will bloom if I don't trim them, so I need to get that done.

Well, I did laundry and finished reading a book, then just more or less rested. A good day for being lazy. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 3:12-17

Since God chose you to be the holy people, whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You must make allowance for each others' faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body, you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the words of Christ , in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.  And whatever you say or do , let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father.

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

Love and hugs,