"What I've Learned" by Perry Bowers

I've learned that…

You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Age 7
Grandma always has a treat for me in her purse. Age 9
Just when I get my room the way I like it, dad makes me clean it up. Age 13
If you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14
Wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there. Age 2
You can tell a lot about a man by how he handles lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights. Age 33
The chances of peanut butter toast falling buttered side down is far greater than Las Vegas odds. Age 41
Even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 56
I still have a whole lot to learn! Perry at 69

So here is what I am currently learning (relearning) after walking with Jesus for 53 years, being married to Janet for 47 years and serving men through Focused Living Ministries for 30 years. 

I need His grace at the cross more now than I did when I first received Jesus as my Savior.             
be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2Tim 2:1

The Christian life is not difficult, it is impossible apart from the Holy Spirit
            “Apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

My Father in heaven will never abandon, reject, forsake or let me down. 
           “I am with you always.” Matt 28:20

Peace rules my day when Christ rules my heart. 
            “My peace I give you. Do not let your heart be troubled.” John 14:27

My security rests in the fact that I am an adopted son in the Father’s forever family. 
            “But you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’” Rom 8:15

He who is wrapped up in himself makes a very small package. 
            “God so loved the world that he gave.” John 3:16

God’s plans are better than my purposes. 
            “Follow Me!” Mark 1:17

Absolutely nothing enters my life apart from my Father’s approval.  
            “The Lord will go before you and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” Psalm 139:5

Jesus loves me this I know for the bible tells me so! 
            “We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us.” 1John 3:16

Thank You Father for Your extreme faithfulness to Janet and me over these decades in Focused Living and we praise You for the amazing faithfulness of those who prayed for us all these years!