Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gale warnings

We lost power this morning. Before I had my coffee...an extra dose of badness! Something about a tree falling on a power line - anticipated repair time: 7 hours. They must have heard my caffeine deprived whining, because they had it repaired in 3! Happy dance!

We are in the middle of a nor'easter. Gale warnings are in effect, winds are gusting in excess of 50 mph. Patio furniture blew off the back deck early this morning and plants were toppled over. It's been raining all day and there are flood warning all around. We are a coastal city and depending on where exactly you live, your home is either at or below sea level. We are required to have flood insurance.

All that is going on outside. Inside is a different picture. Calm. As the gale blew outside, I read God's Word this morning...
"Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence." Ephesians 3:12
Boldly and confidently we can enter the Throne Room of the Lord! Because we are expected!! Our presence has been purchased with a price: the blood of the Lamb and our faith in Him.

And there's more:
"When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:14-21
I'm praying for strong roots. Yes please Lord...strong roots.

6 comments:

Putz said...

you already have strong roots,

Gigi said...

Thanks putz...hasn't felt like it today - I can tell you that...:(

Tamela's Place said...

I love that scripture of God's love Gigi. It is a prayer that we all can pray for ourselves and for one another. Praying the Word never fails.

It means a lot to me to know that my most recent post encouraged you. It encourages me in Lord to know that. To God be all the Glory for He has done marvelous things and He is not done yet. We will see even more marvelous things to come at the hand of our Awesome Mighty God!

preacherman said...

Bad hair days...:-)
Don't you love'm:-)
I hope you have a great weekend.

Darlene said...

I wish I had the time to get into the bible each day like you do. I'm luck if I get into it once a week.

God speed the healing of your sweet hubby.

Love and blessing friend.

Denise said...

Thanks for this great post, Gigi! I love your inclusion of Bible verses - it really says it all and you really picked up a good one!


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