Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Gems from John

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! Yesterday was really hot, in the nineties, and today promises to be the same. Although I saw a big, fat dark cloud hanging over the house as I was driving home, nothing came of it, which is OK, because we still have water in the gutters and it is draining out of my front yard.

I managed to motivate myself to do some things around the house that needed doing... filling softsoap bottles, etc. also making the bed with clean sheets. I often think if I would just swap the bottom sheet around, I would not have to wash it as often, since I only sleep in one spot.That is just the lazy me talking...

I drove to the park and not many people were there. Only a few cars, and the only wildflife visible was an ibis pecking in the canal. The canal is filled with big floating islands of hydrilla still, so someone will have to launch the boat and clean it out soon. I noticed the mowers were at work again and have been doing a much more thorough job of mowing. Almost like it used to look! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

John 17:20-24
I am praying not only for these disciples
but also all those who will ever believe in
me because of their testimony. My prayer for
all of them is that they will be one, just as
you and I are one, Father--that just as you are
in me and I am in you, so they will be in us
and the world will believe you sent me.

I have given them the glory you gave me, so
that they may be one, as we are--I in them and
you in me, all being perfected into one. Then the
world will know that you sent me and will under-
stand that you love them as much as you love me.
Father, I want these whom you have given me to be
with me, so they can see my glory. You gave me
the glory because you loved me even before the world began!

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

Love and hugs,