Thursday, May 12, 2016

Paul's Final Advice

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 have overcast skies, but the sun is promised for most of the day, and it continues to be warm and humid. That's summer in Florida!

Yesterday, I decided to take a trip to Publix and stock up, because I only shop about every two weeks. Well, it was a good day for me to go. When I went in to the deli, it was totally empty of customers, so I did not have to take a number. I bought a Publix turkey sub and since their lunch foods looked good and fresh, I ordered stuffed peppers and a couple pieces of baked chicken.

I shopped for some fruit and since they always put the chopped pineapple on the top shelf, double stacked, I usually ask for help. Sure enough, God placed a guy in my path who was getting some fruit for his lunch and I asked him to reach one down for me. He said he could barely reach it, so it was high! I was glad to get home and unload everything! I just had time to finish my sub before my cleaning ladies showed up at two. Good timing.

They wanted to know what was new and what happened Mother's Day, so I told them about Mama's Restaurant where we ate, and about our upcoming trip to Kissimmee to meet up with my second cousin and his wife. We are really looking forward to meeting them while they are here celebrating their first year of marriage! Adam is the one who did all the research on my side of the family and discovered I have scads of relatives I did not know existed!

After Kim and Cheryl left I drove over to the Library and exchanged books. On my way there, I went by Lynch Lake and saw that it was so peaceful; just like a mirror, with hardly any ripples. There were a couple of ducks, and as always, the ibis were pecking all around the lake. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Thessalonians 5:14-21
Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn
those who are lazy. Encourage those who
are timid. Take tender care of those who are
weak. Be patient with everyone.
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but ,
always try to do good to each other and to
everyone else..

Always be joyful. Keep on praying . No matter
what happens, always be thankful, for this is
God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

So not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at
prophesies , but test everything that is said. Hold
on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil.

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

Love and hugs,