Sorry for the "non post" last night, but I'm pleading the fifth! I thought I posted the post just as I always have done, and then, went to bed! I assumed that it went through, but didn't check on it! I am pretty much technologically challenged as you all know, so I can't possibly imagine why it didn't post! I was on the first tee this morning at 7:52 when Paulie Walnuts texted me, "no blog last night??" I couldn't believe it, but immediately called Angie to ask her to submit it again! And just like magic, it was posted one minute later! I'm sorry to all of the readers who "don't go to bed until I post", as it was the first mess up in well over three years, I think! I don't know what I did differently, so I can't promise that I won't do it again! At any rate, it was only ten hours late, and I've seen plenty of stuff come way later than that! I had to wait fifty years, three months, and twenty six days for my first PGA Tour (Senior) win! But, boy was it ever worth waiting for! Sometimes it is both a challenge and a treat to wait for something until it's eventual delivery!
Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. ( James 5:7-8)
Until Devon's terrible accident, I'd say that no one ever accused any of us of being terribly patient! But look how far we've come! We are definitely waiting for the Lord on this one! As a farmer who waits for the early and late rains, we wait for Jesus to heal Devo! It's been an amazing learning experience for us all, including all the lessons we have learned about being patient! But in the larger scheme of things, the way the world is burning up, the coming of Christ is becoming more a reality every day! It was never a question of "if", but more of "when"! The Lord is not going to let anything happen to Israel, so if the Iranians try to take them out, the Lord may just make His appearance!
I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you."
( Genesis 12:3)
These famous words were spoken to Abraham! And as Abraham goes, so do the all the families on earth! Kind of makes you want to stay on the side of Abraham, doesn't it?
If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
( Exodus 23:22)
Does anyone really think that God would let anything happen to those who line themselves up with Abraham? All families on earth will be blessed through Abraham! That's us, folks! We are protected by the greatest Redeemer of all time! But we should all be very cognizant of the fact that Jesus will return to this earth at some point to bring us all to the Promised Land! We won't be warned in advance because God said it could be any moment or any time! With all this trouble going on around Israel, the time could be soon! Now might be the time to draw closer to the word!
Devo had another great day, rehabbing at the house in the early afternoon, and then going to the Y! Nicole told me that he did "very well" today, and he concurred! I swear that he knows that he is on a good track, and he is working extra hard to this end! Motivation is the word that comes to mind, and motivation is the key ingredient to progress! God has blessed Devon with a winning attitude, and because of that, we are truly blessed too! Goodnight and God bless! Dana