Thursday, April 3, 2008

From the heart


1 Peter: 13-25
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;

16 for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.

18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,

19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.

23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

24For,
"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,

25 but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.


Carley Ann spent the night with me last night. When we crawled into bed I asked her if she wanted to say her prayers and she said no but she would hear mine. So, I prayed out loud and then Carley added her prayer to mine. You see, this just proves that sometimes we need a jump start to get us going. We all need each other, learn, grow and depend on each other to keep us going.

I'm thankful today that God never gives up on us and keeps us going. I’m thankful He is always there ready to listen to us and help us live our lives here on earth. I am thankful for His word that stands forever.

For some reason Anna Claire and Carley Ann have become fascinated with ants. I think last night was the first time I've ever prayed for or rather about ants. I am thankful for the wonder of little children. The last thing Carley Ann said to me before she went to sleep was "Memama, I love you in my heart." Today I am thankful for all the love in our hearts.

4 comments:

Nonnie said...

thank you for the smiles and warm hug from your post this morning.....
God's unfailing love.....
and the genuine unconditional love from grandchildren....we are so blessed, aren't we?
hope your day is full of joys!
hugs,
kimberly

Annette said...

what a gorgous blog, the words touched my heart, gave me chills, thats God's spirit touching me, I use to tell my children that when they'd get the goose bumps!! I so love your blogs and the meaning they have to share, you ARE truley a remarkable lady....hug's Annette

Just Joni said...

I am so thankful for the love in our hearts too, Phyllis...we are truly blessed beyond words...

sometimes you pick scripture to post as though you know what I need to hear...or what is in my heart...how do you explain that?

I would have liked to hear your ant prayer...(smile).

Hope your day has been fruitful ~

Joni

Just Joni said...

*to have heard*

sorry, that was bothering me.

I know, I know...it's all these English classes, they're warping my mind!

Word of the day.

.:.