Monday, March 14, 2016

2 Peter

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! We had a little rain a couple hours ago, and I heard the rain before I went to bed last night, which was welcome, because now maybe the pollen will be settled! The wind is blowing and it is still overcast, but according to the forecast, we are over the rain. He (the weatherman)called the atmosphere "juicy". Meaning humid. That's funny to me! Now the sun is shining, so it will be a great day!

The Grand Prix is over. The PGA Tournament is over, so I"m sure the interstate was crowded with people heading home last night. But we still have the Rays in spring training and soon the season will open, so there is still plenty of activity in my town.

We had another good service yesterday, even though attendance was down a bit, due to Stake out for the Youth, which took quite a few away and the time change which may have affected a couple people. I found a parking space right away, so that was another way I could tell that attendance was down.

A dear friend came over to me before church and reminded me that they are available to help me in any way should I need it, which was a very kind thing to offer! The service ended with the song "Breathe" which is my favorite! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

2 Peter 5-9
So make every effort to apply the benefits
of these promises to your life. Then your
faith will produce a life of moral excellence.
 A life of moral excellence leads to knowing
God better. Knowing God leads to self-control.
Self control leads to patient endurance, and
patient endurance leads to godliness. Godliness
leads to love for other Christians, and finally,
you will grow to have genuine love for everyone.
The more you grow like this, the more you will
become productive and useful in the knowledge
of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to
 develop these virtues, are blind or,  at the least
very shortsighted. They have already forgotten
that God has cleansed them from their old life of sin.

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

Love and hugs,