Monday, December 8, 2014

Roamin' thru Romans 12

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! It is another overcast day and rather chilly to me. Yesterday was overcast and misty in the morning. (Sounds like a song title.) I don't think it is misty today, but surely could be!

I have spent the last ten minutes or so watching my yard men blow thousands of leaves into the gutter, then put as many as possible in the empty dumpster, and also a yard bag. The younger guy even climbed in the dumpster and jumped up and down so he could  pack more leaves in. Of course, it will have to stay down at the foot of the driveway until Thursday, because it is too heavy to carry back and forth. I was really happy to see them pick up the leaves, though, because everything was covered. I did not think they would take time to do that.

While channel hopping Saturday, I came across a movie just starting and it turned out to be" Message in A Bottle", which I had never seen. I had been wanting to read the book by Nicholas Sparks, but had not seen it at the library, so, of course, I had to watch the whole thing and I am glad I did, even though I was teary eyed at the ending. Sigh.

On my way around Lynch Lake Saturday, I noticed a whole flock of wood storks standing solemnly in a carport at a house. There must have been almost a dozen. Now, I thought they only ate fish and stork food, but someone must have been feeding them or they would not have invited themselves to that house.  I am sure they left their calling cards behind.

And yesterday, on my way home from church, I noticed the tide was low and an egret and a pretty pink roseate spoonbill were pecking along the muddy bottom for food. ,God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 12:14-21

If people persecute you because you are a Christian,
don't curse them; pray that God will bless them. When
others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share
their sorrow. Live in harmony with each other. Don't try
to act important, but enjoy the company of ordinary people.
And don't think you know it all!
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Do things in such a
way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do your part
to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible.

Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God.
For it is written,
I will take vengeance;
I will repay those who deserve it."
says the Lord.

Instead, do what the Scriptures say:

"If your enemies are hungry, feed them,.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink,
and they will be ashamed of what they have
done to you."

Don't  let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.

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

Love and hugs,