Friday, October 4, 2013

An Encounter

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!  I noticed high, flat clouds today, I think from the disturbance down south, but then, again, that is too far off , I think. Anyway, they are different from the puffy ones we usually have. It is still very warm!

I am looking forward to watching the Rays beat the Red Sox this afternoon! One More Game, and will be glad to have them back in town once again. Not half as glad as they will be , though! I read that they only packed clothes for three days and they have been on the road a lot longer than that! Sam Fuld still has not seen his newborn son!

I had to go shopping for groceries yesterday, so went over to Sweetbay, and as I was checking out, using the card swipe, I was having a little difficulty reading it, because the light was shining on it. The woman in line behind me, cupped her hand over it, after she had told the cashier how pretty she looked. I thanked her and then, as I started pushing the cart out, she walked with me and told me how much she would love to help me get the groceries in my car. She chatted all the way, wanting to know what I thought of the present condition of things and how the shut down is affecting the work force. She insisted on walking with me to the van and then put my groceries in, meanwhile telling me that she worked at Village Inn, and how much she made an hour, how her father's work has been affected, and that she also cleans up at the stadium for so much an hour. She made a few other flattering remarks...guessed my age at about thirty years younger than I am, and then after I had thanked her and hugged her, she said "God bless you" and I returned the blessing, and we said our goodbyes. I don't even know her name, but that was definitely a God encounter!! She spreads sunshine everywhere she goes. What an attitude! She is a blessing. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Jude 20-25
But you, dear friends, must continue to build your lives
on the foundation of your holy faith. And continue to
pray as you are directed by the Holy Spirit. Live in such
a way that God can bless you as you wait for the Eternal
Life that our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy is going to
give you. Show mercy to those whose faith is wavering.
Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of
judgment. There are still others to whom you need to show mercy, 

but be careful that you aren't contaminated by their sins.

A Prayer of Praise

And now, all glory to God, who is able to keep you from
 stumbling, and who will bring you into his glorious
presence, innocent of sin and with great joy. All glory
to him, who alone is God our Savior, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Yes, glory, majesty, power, and authority
belong to him in the beginning, and forevermore.

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

Love and hugs,