Saturday, May 28, 2011

What....

Has been on my heart for a couple of weeks now.. God keeps bringing me back to this chapter.  Lots of Food for thought. At the bottom a pic of what we found today!
Romans 12
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
3 For I say to every man that is among you, through the grace given unto me, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body and all members have not the same office,
5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us: if prophecy, let us prophesy according to our portion of faith;
7 or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8 or he that exhorteth, on exhortation; he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10Have kindly affection one for another with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another;
11 not slothful in business; fervent in spirit, serving the Lord
12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer;
13 distributing to the necessity of saints, given to hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and curse not


15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.


16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 Recompense no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written: "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,saith the Lord."


20 Therefore: "If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink. For in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head."


21 Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


 This would be a Midland Smooth Soft Shell Turtle.. Isnt it Cute? We had the 4H Amphibian& Reptile Project meeting today. A lot of fun for the kids! Have a good weekend!

5 comments:

Blossom said...

Wonderful chapter from Romans. Wonderful message.

And LOVE the turtle :)

Brenda said...

That's a great message and one cute little turtle! :D

tree ocean said...

thanks for that, it really resonates for me at the moment. I recently tired of playing Ms Nice Guy and started trying to fight back (in a certain situation)and I am no good at that, not when I am up against an expert in mean tricks...nevermind the feelings of guilt and negative energy that goes into all that plotting...it wasn't perfect being nice, but it was lots easier, for me anyhow!

goatpod2 said...

Cute turtle and good chapter in Romans!

Blessings,

Amy

Kelle said...

Tonia,
I'm just catching up on blogs I follow and let me tell you what a blessing this was to read. I've been reading it over and over again for a week. God knew I needed to read it again!

I've been struggling for years in how to deal with my parents, this reaffirms what I've done and why, Thank you for following your heart.

Blessings,
Kelle