Monday, May 6, 2013

Wisdom from 2 Corinthians 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! Another sunshiny day with wind and cool temps. After the rain we had last week, everything looks so green and healthy and growing! It doesn't take much rain to do a lot of good, but we had a lot of rain. I was looking at the side yard yesterday and I could see small washouts where the downspout of the the rain gutter had gushed out!

When I drove to the park, Saturday, I saw one of the workers on the other side of the canal near the weir, scooping out debris that had washed down from the houses on the other side of the canal. He had a line of foam cups, and other stuff to pick up later. I saw a couple of egrets and a small bird nipping at a large bird and making him fly off...(you go, little bird!) and a lot of squirrels who were doing their dare devil dashes across the street!

I was surprised to hear our youth pastor, who brought the message yesterday, announce that his family would be leaving for Bozeman, Montana to be church planters. He is from that area and still has family there, so it won't be as strange to them as coming to Florida was. However, he will be stepping into new ministries, so I wish them blessings and courage on their new journey. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

2 Corinthians 12:9
Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.
Each time he said ,"My gracious favor is all you need. My
power works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to
boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ
May work through me. Since I know that it is all for Christ's
good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with
insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.
For while I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves to see if your faith is really genuine.
Test yourselves. If you cannot tell that Jesus Christ is among
you, it means that you have failed the test. I hope that you
recognize that we have passed the test and we are approved
by God.

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

Love and hugs,