Greetings from Austin Street
Happy Saturday! The nicest thing happened to Bruce today. Bruce has been a part of a mens’ fellowship group made up mostly of Kairos brothers for over twenty years. This morning one of the members picked Bruce up and took him to the weekly breakfast. I am pretty sure it made Bruce’s day. I am not sure how much or if he shared, but I know he loved the fellowship of these wonderful friends. The end of our errands called for a fill-up of the gas tank at Kroger on Lamar. As we were leaving and turning onto to Lamar there was a sign on the corner that said, “Massive Garage Sale.” Bruce read it out loud perfectly as if there was no reading issue at all. He may not be able to do it again, but it was so awesome to hear it today. God is good and love wins!!.
“Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), [something done] for the Lord and not for men.”
Colossians 3: 32
When I was teaching school I used to divide my time into what must be done at school and what could be done at home. But with God we cannot divide things into what we can do ourselves and what we can do that requires the help of God. If we are to voice the truth, everything we do down to taking our next breath requires the assistance of our Creator with the sustaining power of the very Word of God. When we recognize our dependence on our Creator then whatever we do comes from our heart and our very souls. The very best efforts we make come from our very souls where God lives in intimate relationship and union with us. With this intimate relationship God can work through us in a collaborative way that will be effective and exciting. God is concerned with the attitude of our hearts and that our souls are fully engaged in service to Him. Let us ask God to bless us with His Presence in all parts and activities of our lives and experience the love and direction of our Creator.
Take joy in the journey remembering that hope does not disappoint. Wear comfortable shoes, pray with a heart filled with gratitude; let us cast our cares upon the LORD and get some sleep. God is up all night anyway so there is no need for all of us to be awake. Love you, Bruce and Gaylene