We had a wonderful time of fellowship with L and J and their daughter, Melissa, her friend, Andrea, and her other friend, Bodie. The only young person who was missing was James but he is getting his fill today at his best friend, Abby's family, in Houston. It will have to tide him over until he comes home at Christmas.
Now, I pray that we maintain a spirit of thanksgiving as we turn our thoughts and hearts to Christmas. Oh, how I pray that everyone would come to know and love Christ my Lord and Savior. He reached down and pulled me out of the dung heap and has seated me in the heavenly places, right there beside Him! His love for me is unfailing, unending, ever present and always enduring. There is nothing I can do that will separate me from Him. "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39).
Now, my prayer for each of you is taken from Ephesians 3:16-21, in the Amplified Bible:
"May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]---To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it)."
This is my wish for each and every person who drops in to visit my blog. If you are someone who doesn't know my Lord and desires to meet Him I would consider it a privilege to introduce you to Him. You may let me know in the comment section and I will give you my email address for more in depth discussion. And, for those of you who are my fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord, Let Us REJOICE!!