22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Today I woke up cheerfully I had prayed for Edward to sleep peacefully. And he had. With his illness, he does not sleep easily often. Edward works at looking at stocks because he was brought up by his father who did work being a stockbroker. And all of this thinking produces a stronger Edward.
We have had electrical troubles for a month and had the electrician twice and the pool repairer twice, our friend did some electrical work that increased the difficulty. But the motor we ordered was not in working order and for the third week we have a pool sitting going stagnant. I'm sure I was not the fruit of the Holy Spirit all day.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
However on Halloween, I don't always feel just happy. But I am grateful to God for the privilege of going into the House of God and giving worship. When we feed our souls with God's goodness, we diminish difficulties, encounter gratitude to overcome insincerity in giving God thanks. We can be who we are just like Aaron in the Holy of Holies and know that God welcomes us.
Maybe it's the ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged Beasties, but I just don't feel very cheerful on Halloween. His mercies renewed today. I felt loved to have prayers answered recently. I told the Lord I really needed a new computer and my mother called and said she wanted to give me a laptop (I had only asked the Lord, no one else, Thank You Jesus!). Edward wanted to try out a different way of analysis and I prayed for a way to do that and the next thing you knew - the company ran a trial for a dollar. God is so good. We have to see His blessings with Faith. We are healthy and strong and worked on the yard and painted around the house today. Edward has adjusted perfectly to having older sons in their 20s and I am still waiting for the good old days. Which might resurface with grandchildren.
Through it all, I feel renewed to go to Church and Worship God.
God puts His Light within and He tells me He loves me. He makes plans for me.
God makes nourishment. Within. Meaning.
And tomorrow too. God's Plans for me are a Hope and a Future. Joy.
Thank You Abba. You are our Hope and Future. You gave us Jesus. And He is good. Leading us beyond what is small to see Beauty, Holiness, Goodness, Love and Joy.
Thank You Jesus you love me.
Not just for ourselves. For those we love and pray for. Their concerns. For ill old pets, who again purr. For our communities, neighborhoods, Christmas decorations to reflect Christ's Love within us. All the Hope of God for the Nation and the prayers of His Beloved. We earnestly pray. And Thank You for our Blessings counted and reclaimed as Joy !!! Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †