Thursday, March 26, 2015

God's Power

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 morning. started out overcast, but now the sun is out and the cooler air is moving in. Looks like we will have the last cool weather for the season Sat. and Sunday, and then the warm weather will be here to stay.

The birds love this spring. I can hear their chirps and songs all around me, even indoors. If I throw out peanuts for the squirrels, who I think have eyesight problems, the blue jays will snatch them up right away, while the squirrels are still sniffing around trying to find the nuts. They are really thieves, The bluejays I mean.

Well, Cheryl, my cleaning lady friend, found the anole yesterday. She shudders at the thought, and was really disturbed because he was in the guest bedroom. He is traveling all over the house. Last night I spied him on the living room wall, and that is where he started from. If I were quicker, I could probably catch him, but he zooms away in a flash! Hopefully, I can escort him out, soon.

I checked out the raking job by walking around the house, and Rick did a great job of getting all the leaves from the base of the house, where they were piled up. Unfortunately, all the mildew showed from the trees keeping the sun from shining on the damp ground. All things like painting will be taken care of eventually. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

 How can God break the power of addiction in my life?

Galatians 5:22-23
When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind
of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.

Romans 8:5-9
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful
things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about
things that please the Spirit. If your sinful nature controls your mind, there
is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace.
 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God's
laws and it never will. That's why those who are still under the control of
their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by
your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit
of God living in you. ( And remember that those who do not have the
Spirit of Christ living in them are not Christians at all.)

God can break the power of addiction in your life when you give him control.
He will come into your life and change your heart and your desires. Surrender
to the Holy Spirit, and God will replace addictive drives with life-affirming drives.

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