He’s Coming Back

Day 2… no coffee.  Woke up refreshed but I hadn’t prepared a lesson for the boys for today due to my condition yesterday.  Of course, the Lord provides and He gave me a lesson through a devotional.  We read Mark 1:15, “‘The time has come,’ He said.  ‘The kingdom of God is near.  Repent and believe the good news.'”  To repent means to change the mind.  In the way we live, the way we talk and the way we act.  Paul gives a description of repentance.  Ephesians 4:17-24, “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.  They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.  Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.  You, however, did not come to know Christ that way.  Surely you heard of Him and were taught in Him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.  Your were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

What is the good news?  To be with Him.  Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.  In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back ad take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.”  More good news.  He is coming back.

Nothing much went on today.  Candy suggested I get a coffee maker, so I did.  I think I’m better off without coffee and just make it for Flory and the older leaders.  We’ll see.

All His,

Lee and Candy

Marriage commandments

Please understand it is against Guatemalan law to post photographs of children on Facebook or any social media.

CNA sent a letter that they are coming with a group on the 22nd to inspect us still again. It is disheartening.

 

Judge Joseph Sabbath who has worked family court for many years gives a list of commandments for a successful marriage. For instance: Avoid the little quarrels and the large quarrels will take care of themselves. Too many relationships are about winning and not living. Therefore the spouses bicker about little things that are not that important and when the large problems occur they are overwhelming.

Establish your own home, even a one room flat. I remember that the first three homes Dottie and I had were all one bedroom, a kitchen, a bath and a living room. But those times were so happy for us. We both dream of those days!

It was not about possessions and size. It was about peace and communication and just pure joy of living as husband and wife. The world has more than ever and yet they are so unhappy in their homes.

You cannot buy happiness. It does not work that way. Things never fill what your heart is shaped for. It is all about love, joy and peace. It is about growth. Many marriages quit growing at some point and there is no reason to get up each day mentally or emotionally. Fiewqght for each other and not against one another.

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