Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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! The sun was shining brightly when I rolled out of bed, but now we have clouds rolling in, Yesterday it sprinkled just about all morning, and maybe we will get more rain today.

I was so surprised to get in to see Dr. Pierce five minutes after I signed in, and was out thirty minutes later. The waiting room was almost full and lots of cars in the lot, even in the rain, but maybe most of the patients were with other doctors. I always get a hug and "God bless you", from the doc when I leave and that makes me feel special! :o)

Maybe some of you have noticed the trees with yellow flowers that are blooming all over the city. I don't know if they are called Golden Rain or not, but they are gorgeous! There are several in this neighborhood and one very large one on the way to the Park. Of course, they make a mess falling on everything just like the lovely jacarandas, but for a little beauty, that is a minor inconvenience.

I spied a brown bunny in the backyard a couple days ago and talked to him a little bit. I have seen three in the front yard, but this time he was alone. And last night, when I closed the window in the garage door, there was a tiny, anole. (I think) on the screen. They live out there and roam around at night.

Yesterday when I drove to the park, I saw a roseate spoonbill in the canal near the entrance, and lots of ibis pecking around near the entrance bridge, but not many people out. Maybe due to the wetness. But 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, asking 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 understand 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
everywhere with his presence.

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

Love and hugs,