Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jogging thru John

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! There is a storm raging outside, but it is all man made. My handy man is here power washing the roof and now the house. The nozzle he is using is pretty powerful, so the outside should look almost like freshly painted when he is through.

That is why this is so late...I was waiting for him to come earlier.

After I ran a few errands yesterday, I happened to pass by, slowly, a crash near here, with the victim still lying on the street, and several ER vehicles clustered around him, I could not see any cars damaged, but did not try to look too hard, because of the traffic. One civilian was directing traffic and doing a heroic job, because 62nd Ave. No. at school release time is fierce! I said a prayer for the injured one, and hope he is doing all right.It's a jungle out there!

Tomorrow I have to go to Largo for a checkup on my nose. That is not usually too bad a drive going, but by the time I get out, it is heavy traffic on Bryan Dairy road.

I took time to go in the Park and sit for a few minutes and enjoyed the breeze. I saw six or seven squirrels spread out in a small area and a gopher tortoise strolling along beside them. God is good!

Well, the computer crashed and I have spent the last several minutes trying to work it out.Sigh.

From the Promise Bible NLT:

John 15:5-17
Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who
remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.
For apart from me, you can do nothing. Anyone who parts
from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers.
Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if
you stay joined in me and my words remain in you, you may
ask any request you like and it will be granted! My true disciples
produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father!

I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.
When you obey me, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father,
 and remain in his love. I have told you this, so that you may be filled
with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!  I command you to love
each other in the same way that I love you. And here is how to measure
it--the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for
their friends..you are my friends if you obey me. I no longer call
you servants, because a master doesn't confide in his servants. Now
you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father
told me. You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go
and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you
whatever you ask for, using my name. I command you to love each other.

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

Love and hugs,