As we close the old year and look forward to the new year I want to thank all of you who participated in helping the children at Casa. There is great need and that is of house parents for the boys ages 10-14. There are 30 of them in the dorm. Please pray that God will touch someone’s heart to help. It is truly a great opportunity to impact lives.

My physician came to the house at 9 pm last night to check on me. I need 3 more weeks with the metal brace. It is so uncomfortable.

Aroldo gave me a beautiful plaque for Christmas with the names of all those in dialysis. It has been 10 years since the first transplant. And she, Genesis, is very healthy. There have been exactly 20 come to dialysis.

Emily came home from the hospital and looks great.

 

 

Emily in the hospital. Just woke up.

Matthew 6:6 “When thou prayest enter into thy closet, shut the door and pray “Our Father”…

  1. It is assumed that prayer will be a natural part of the Christian life. “When thou prayest” is no “If you pray”. God expects us to speak with Him on a daily basis.
  2. It is assumed that the Christian will have a place to pray. “Enter into thy closet”. We have rooms and spaces in our home for everything so why not a place to pray? I use my living room upstairs.
  3. It is assumed the Christian will be very personal in his praying. “Shut the door”. There must be a time where we can shut ourselves in with God and pray alone to Him. We need privacy to hear His voice.
  4. It is assumed that the Christian will desire the fellowship of prayer. “Pray to the Father”. Prayer is personal between you and your Father in heaven. There is nothing wrong in praying with others but for a powerful life you need personal prayer.
  5. It is a promise from God that He will reward such prayer. “The Father will reward you”. When you care enough to get alone with Him He not only listens but also He answers.

God always gives us directions but with that He also gives us a choice. You have but One Heavenly Father so please converse with Him.

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