Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wisdom from Matthew

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! Well, we are in transition today. There is a front coming through and so the sky is partly overcast and we may get a shower or two today. Then it will turn colder over the weekend. It will be a nice change, but it won't last long.

Well, I got some disturbing news yesterday. My dermatologist called to say the biopsy on my nose showed that I have basal cell carcinoma on my nose which will have to be excised by a plastic surgeon. I don't have the name of a surgeon yet, and don't know any details as to how much will have to be removed, but I do know that I am not looking forward to it, since the doctor said I will have to have stitches. That sounds major to me! I would appreciate prayers starting now for all the details to be finalized according to God's will..that is, surgeon, healing and not too much off the nose, etc.!

My cleaning ladies came yesterday and  they are always cheerful to be around, so I appreciated them and their work. After they left I went to the park , which was very quiet, with only ibis and dogs moving around. The dogs, of course, were with their humans. Then I drove on to Audibel to get one of my hearing aids fixed, So, God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 6:5-13

Teaching about Prayer and Fasting

And now about prayer. When you pray, don't be like
the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street
corners and in the synagogues where everyone can
see them. I assure you. that is all the reward they will
ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut
the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly.
Then your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.

When you pray, don't babble on and on as people  of other
religions do. They think their prayers are answered only
by repeating their words again and again. Don't be like them
because your Father knows exactly what you need even
before you ask him. Pray like this:

 Our Father is heaven,
may your name be honored.
May your Kingdom come soon.'May your will be done here on earth,
just as in heaven.
Give us our food for today,
and forgive us our sins
just as we forgive those who have sinned against us.
And don't let us yield to temptation
but deliver us from the evil one.

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

Love and hugs,