Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Message from Ezekiel

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! I am comfortable in my long sleeves, jeans  and a vest around the house, because I get chilly in these cool temps. It was in the low fifties this morning, but will be in the seventies if the sun gets busy doing what it is supposed to do about warming things up. I know most people like a little coolness, but I like the warm weather!

I had my first appointment of the year with my Primary Care doctor, who is still surprised at how independent I am as far as living without assistance in the home. I do have a lot of help as far as the yard, household cleaning, and now, the city picks up and brings back the trash and recycle bins, so I do have help. Now, on to the lab work, since I did the memory test and lung capacity test yesterday. Last year I developed pneumonia at this time, so I am hoping and praying that I stay healthy.

I stopped at Audibel and purchased new batteries for my hearing aids, went to the park, which was unusually full in the middle of the day. Unusual, because school was in session and I just did not think many people would be out enjoying themselves. I saw five or six ibis sitting on a limb hanging over the water...a stark contrast of white birds and gray bare branches! One of the gopher turtles was showing off by munching for a couple tourists. They don't pay any mind to people wanting to take photos and just stare at them. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ezekiel 36:22-27
"Therefore, give the people of Israel this message
from the Sovereign Lord; I am bringing you back again
but not because you deserve it. I am doing it to protect
my holy name which you dishonored while you were
scattered among the nations. I will show you how holy
my great name is--the one you dishonored among the
nations. And when I reveal my holiness through you
before their very eyes, says the Sovereign Lord, then
the nations will know that I am the Lord. For I will
gather you up from all the nations and bring you home
to your land.

Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be
clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no
longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart
with new and right desires and I will put a new spirit in
you. I will take out your stony heart of sin, and give you
a new obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you
so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command."

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

Love and hugs,