Friday, September 5, 2014

2 Corinthians

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! We have clouds already this morning, which look like rain, although there is plenty of blue sky and the white puffy clouds, But that's okay because the dark clouds cool the air down somewhat.

Yesterday, I decided to go to Walmart market to pick up out some items I needed. When I started out the weather seemed fine, but when I checked out, dark stormy clouds had rolled in, and it had started sprinkling, so I hurried to get all my groceries in the van, noticed my cane was still in the cart, but got in the car just as it started to really come down. I was halfway home in the pouring rain, when I remembered I had forgotten to get the cane! Since I had perishables, I drove on home in the downpour,was glad to pull into the garage, and unloaded after I had called the store. The gal who answered said they had it up front, so I got back in the car and drove back in the downpour. I sat in the van for over thirty minutes waiting for the rain to stop, and when it slowed a bit, I scrambled out with my umbrella, took hold of a wet, drippy cart for balance and splashed my way to the overhang outside the store. I went in, got the cane, and sloshed back to the van getting wet while trying to get the umbrella folded, my cane in and me behind the wheel.
Believe me, I was glad to get home! I stripped off my damp clothes, put on dry ones, and after all the praying for God to keep me safe in the heavy traffic and rain, was grateful to sit down and relax for a bit! God is very good! All the time!  (Note to self: Remember the cane!)

From the Promise Bible NLT:

2 Corinthians 3:1-6
Are we beginning again to tell you how good we are?
Some people need to bring letters of recommendation
with them or ask you to write letters of recommendation
for them. But the only letter of recommendation we need
is you yourselves! Your lives are a letter written in our
hearts, and everyone can read it and recognize our good
work among you. Clearly, you are a letter from Christ
prepared by us. It is written not with pen and ink, but with
the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on stone, but
on human hearts.

We are confident of this, because of our great trust in God
through Christ. It is not that we think we can do anything
of lasting value by ourselves. Our only power and success
comes from God. He is the one who has enabled us to
represent the new covenant, not of written laws, but of the
Spirit. The old way ends in death; in the new way, the Holy Spirit gives life.

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

Love and hugs,