Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paul's Thanksgiving and 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! Sunshine, cool breezes and the day is off to a good start. I overslept because of a restless night due to a backache. I could not get comfortable, so I was awake a lot, but the discomfort has eased now that I am up, so I will be all right the rest of the day!

I had to make an emergency run to CVS yesterday afternoon to get some batteries for my little caller ID box. The red light was going berserk, it was blinking so fast. So I got the batteries, inserted them and it works! Now, I have to put a 9 volt battery in my bedside phone/radio. It has a back-up battery that has not been changed for years and finally died. Seems like all this happens at once!

While I was out, I rode over to the park and saw a man walking his dog. He has been doing this for years, and finally, we started to wave. I have no idea who he is, but he lives near the entrance and always had his pipe in his mouth. So, once again, I got a wave from him. I saw a couple of ibis making their way down into the canal, but not many people were around. Then on my way back, I saw a flock of ibis at Lynch Lake, an osprey on the wire, and a couple of wood storks. Seems like there is more activity at the lake than at the park. But  God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Philippians 1:3-13

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
I always pray for you, and I make my requests with a
heart full of joy because you have been my partners
in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time
you first heard it until now. And I am sure that God who
began the good work within you, will continue his work
until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus
comes back again.

It is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you
have a very special place in my heart. We have shared to-
gether the blessings of God, both when I was in prison and
when I was out, defending the truth and telling others the
Good News. God knows how much I love you and long for
you with the tender compassion of Christ Jesus. I pray that
your love for each other will overflow more and more, and
that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and under-
standing. For I want you to understand what really matters,
that you may live pure and blameless lives until Christ returns.
May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation--those
good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ--for
this will bring much glory and praise to God.

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

Love and hugs,