Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Beatitudes

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! And we are rejoicing this morning, because the sun is shining. Even though the gutters are still full of water rushing down the street from the rain late last night, we are dry so far today and that is good!

Yesterday, in the blog that went no where, I wrote about the tiny, black frogs that have hatched out all over. They are in my side yard, just hopping all around, and once again, I saw large fairy rings, which is what we called the toadstools that pop up all over from the damp ground, when I was growing up,. We have had over 12 inches of rain so far this month!

I drove out to Walmart to gas up the van yesterday, and was pleased to see the price has gone down once again. With my card, I paid 2.30 per gal. Every little bit helps!
On the way out there, I stopped off at the park and saw that everything was quiet and looking good with the freshly mown grass. I saw one ibis flying overhead, but otherwise, nothing. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 5:1-12
One day as the crowds were gathering, Jesus
went up the mountainside with his disciples and
sat down to teach them.

The Beatitudes
This is what he taught them:
God blesses those who realize their need
for him,"
for the Kingdom of Heaven is given to them.
God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
 God blesses those who are gentle and lowly,
'for the whole earth will belong to them.
God blesses those who are hungry and thirsty
for justice, for they will receive it in full.
God blesses those who are merciful
for they will be shown mercy.
God blesses those whose  hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace
for they will be called the children of God.
God blesses those who are persecuted ,
because they live for God,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

God blesses you when your are mocked and persecuted
and lied about because you are my followers. Be happy about it!
Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember
the ancient prophets were persecuted, too.

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

Love and hugs,