No too much about which to write tonight, so I'll just mention that Devo had a good day, and more importantly, his spirits are amazingly high! I just talked to Charlotte and him, and I was trying to explain why tonight is the last night of the World Series, and that whoever wins will be the World Series champs! Well, it appears that I might just as well be explaining calculus to Charlotte, because the more I got into it, the more questions that she asked! And if you could have heard the questions, you also would understand why Devo was in stitches laughing! "Who is playing tonight", was one of the questions that made Devo chuckle, only because they have been watching the last six games! She had no idea that it was best of seven, and actually, she had no idea what best of seven meant! As I was trying to explain the whole scenario to her, I was making sure that I was yelling, so that Devo could hear both sides of the comments! She stopped me twice, asking why Devo was laughing so hard, and I made sure that he heard my answer, "because he can't believe how "out of it" you still are! Charlotte took the two kids all over New England to various sports games, but she never really bothered to try and "learn" what was going on! She has asked some really strange questions over the years, that have made us all shake our heads in bewilderment, but our conversation about tonight's Game 7, might have taken the cake! And it made Devo laugh! God bless Devo for being so blessed by Jesus that his spirit can be so lifted to laughter, and God bless Charlotte for being so naive and out of touch, that it is actually amusing! The two of them have every right to experience sadness and sorrow every day, but instead have chosen to faithfully "wait" on Jesus, and had a good time doing it!
Becoming a Christian is about having a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It’s much more than just having knowledge about God, or saying you believe in God, or saying you think you’ll go to heaven when you die. It’s about a relationship that gives you daily peace from knowing for certain what your eternal destination is. It’s about having the confidence to approach God through prayer to ask for His help for you and others, believing with certainty that He hears your requests. It’s about living a life of joy and peace that comes from deep within your spirit, even when worldly circumstances would dictate otherwise. (Henderson Hills Baptist Church)
Doesn't this passage fit Devo and Charlotte, and Nicole to a tee? They have tremendous faith, which propels them to prayer AND the belief that Jesus is listening! Believing yields confidence, and confidence yields the joy and peace that comes from deep within their spirit, regardless of what they are going through! The fact that Devo laughs so much, and Charlotte makes us all laugh with her naïveté, proves that we aren't letting anything ruin our parade! We all experience difficulties in our lives, and ours aren't any more serious than yours! But basing our happiness on worldly circumstances and their outcomes, is a recipe for disaster! Instead, pray and ask for His help, and don't be surprised if you are besieged with joy and laughter! After all, it is good medicine! Goodnight, Dana