Friday, November 9, 2012

Paul's Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

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! Last night was the coldest yet for this fall/winter, so I was glad I had put another blanket on the bed. But once again, the sky is a clear blue and no clouds in sight! However, the wind has picked up, which makes for nice sweater weather outdoors. This is a beautiful time of the year!

Well, I took a couple watches to the jewelry store yesterday to get new batteries installed, and when I got home, discovered one of them still didn't work, so I guess that means another trip today. They are not expensive watches, but I like to change every so often.  I ran a couple other errands and my last one was Dunkin' Donuts for pumpkin muffins. When I opened them at home, I found two choc. chip muffins, very dry. Humpf!  Guess next time, I will try Starbuck's, which I hear are very good.  I could go ahead and bake my own, but it is more fun to buy!

I, of course, had to stop by the Park. and check out what was going on in the animal kingdom. Some turtles were flattened out on the side of the weir, while the anhinga was on the other side of the canal, enjoying the sun. The moorhen family finally found out how to get past the gate and were running around inside and outside. They look so different when they are out of the water, because their legs are longer than they look when they are just paddling around. Seems like the wood storks are coming back more and more. Another large one was on the banks of Lynch Lake, taking time to preen. I also saw one of the tiny canary like birds that come down in the winter. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 1:15-23

Ever since I first heard of your strong faith 
in the Lord Jesus and your love for Christians
everywhere, I have never stopped thanking
God for you. I pray for you constantly, 
thanking God the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ , to give you spiritual wisdom and under-
standing so that you might grow in your
knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts
will be flooded with light so that you can under
stand the wonderful future he has promised 
to those he called. I want you to realize what
a rich and glorious inheritance he has given
to his people.

I pray that you will begin to understand the 
incredible  greatness of his power for us
who believe  him. This is the same mighty
power that raised Christ  from the dead  and 
seated him in the place of honor at God's
right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is 
far above any ruler or authority  or power or
leader or anything else in this world or in the
world to come. And God has put all things 
under the authority of Christ, and he gave
him this authority for the benefit of the church.
And the church is his body, it is
filled by Christ, who fills everything every-
where with his presence.

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

Love and hugs,