Thursday, April 25, 2013

Paul's Prayer

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! This is the start of another beautiful day, with sunshine and breezes and cooler temps. Still very few clouds in the sky!

Well, my house is almost completely lizard free! When Cheryl and Kim,. my cleaning ladies came, I discovered that Kim is the intrepid lizard hunter, while Cheryl screeches, because she does not want them to jump on her! So, Kim cleared out three in the bedrooms and I still think there is one in the kitchen, but I can deal with that, just so he stays there and not in my room! I think they must come in when I open the front door, because they always hang out around the mailbox.

The ladies did not come until almost 2:30 which is late for them, so after they left, I went to the library, and exchanged books. I thought libraries were supposed to be quiet...not so, with this one yesterday! A small child was screaming for his daddy, and other children were making noise as if they were home. Since the children's section is right in front of check out, I think the workers get their ears full. Just wait until this summer when school is out!
But it is good to get the children acquainted with books and good stories. I know my guys always were interested in reading and we made regular trips to the library to get lots of books.

After I left the library, I made a trip to the park. An anhinga was fluffing his feathers on the weir and ibis were busy pecking along the grass. I noticed that the mowers were there a couple days ago and instead of leaving the tall weeds in between the trees, everything was mowed down for a change. It looked good! When I came back by Lynch Lake, a very big pelican was sitting over a drainage pipe. That is unusual, because they rarely show up there! But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 3:14-21
When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan,
 I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of
everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from His
glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty
inner strength through His Holy Spirit.  And I pray that
Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as
you trust in him. May your roots go down  deep into the
soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have the power
to understand as all God's people should, how wide, how
long, how high and how deep  this love really is. May you
experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will
never fully understand it , Then you will be filled with the
fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within
us, he is able to accomplish  infinitely more than we would
ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church
and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages.

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

Love and hugs,