Today is Sunday, October 2, 2016. Twelve days until Galveston!!
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Understory – the shrubs and plants growing beneath the main canopy of a forest.
Today is Name Your Car Day. What do you call your car? No profanity, please. My Hyundai Sonata (although I don’t refer to it very often as such) is named “Amadeus.” Get it? “Sonata” – “Amadeus.” My last car was a Lexus RX Hybrid named “Serenity.”
The Night of Worship last night was great! We had some really powerful prayer time and a lot of good worship. I’m still a bit tired, this morning, but it will be okay. We’re getting ready for our worship gathering, this morning. All primed and ready to go, after last night. We worship with The Exchange, and we meet at 10:15 at the Northpark YMCA, 9100 N. Beach, Fort Worth.
Both the Red Sox and the Rangers lost, yesterday. But it doesn’t matter to them, at all. The Rangers are playing Tampa Bay, which really doesn’t matter. It’s just a game to fill out the schedule. The Sox are playing the Boo Jays, which only matters to the Boo Jays. They stayed alive last night, after Kimbrel, the Sox closer, threw pitches everywhere but over the plate. Well, he threw one over the plate. Six feet over the plate!! Which allowed the runner that he had walked to get to third base, so he could score the winning run on a sac fly.
So the current picture is that Baltimore and Toronto are currently tied in the two wild card spots, with Detroit, who couldn’t manage a win against the Braves, 1.5 behind. If both Baltimore and Toronto win today, there will be no need for the makeup game tomorrow (I think). If Detroit loses today, there will be no need for a makeup game tomorrow (I think). If (God forbid), both Baltimore and Toronto lose today, and Detroit wins, and then Detroit were to win the makeup game, tomorrow, there would be a three way tie for the wild card, and what I heard would happen for that is so confusing, it made my head hurt.
In the NL, the Cardinals need the Giants to lose, and they need to win, which would put them in a tie for the second wild card spot. It all comes down to the last game.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, you heavenly hosts;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. – Traditional Doxology
The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation. Psalm 18:46
(From Praying With the Psalms)
Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me!
My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.
You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments.
Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies.
Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. Psalm 119:17-24
When we discover that we are lacking in wisdom, it is not because God’s Word is missing some pages. It is because our vision is cloudy; we haven’t seen everything there is to see. We don’t need a different book, we need to look more closely at the book we have.
“Father, as I read your counsels and commandments in scripture, grant that I may not be drowsy or inattentive in my reading, but really see what is there with open, observant eyes, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Father, open my eyes to see wondrous things when I read you Word. Teach me your ways, that I may walk in your truth. Show me what has already been revealed to us. Take the scales off of my eyes, that I might understand everything that I read in scripture. Let it dig deeply into my being and plant itself in my soul and spirit, so that it might take root and blossom. Fill me, Jesus!
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
“Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon your church the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.” – The Diving Hours
Grace and peace, friends.