Good morning, dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the damp day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!
That was a nice rainstorm we had last night, but it didn't last long enough! However, the fire danger is still high, so we will take what we can get and thank God for it.
Yesterday, as I was walking, I came across a tiny, green tree frog sitting on the boardwalk, not moving. I almost stepped on him, and then decided to take a picture of him, so I snapped two shots, one from the front and one from above. He still didn't move, so I went on hoping no one would step on him.
As I started to get in the car, a hawk started screeching right over my head, so I looked up in time to see it fly over to a dead tree with lunch in his claws. Then, on the way out, I saw a medium sized gator totally on the bank, soaking up some rays! God is awesome!
From Quiet Moments:
End of work prayer
"In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:6
Many people are quick to pray before they eat, before they begin a new project, before they attempt something for the first time, or before they embark on a long journey. They desire to start on the right foot, so they ask for God's help, protection, creativity, and blessing. But oftentimes they forget to pray at the end of a workday, journey or task.
Simeon had lived his entire life waiting to see the Messiah-a promise the Lord had made to him. Upon seeing the infant Jesus in the temple, Simeon took him in his arms, blessed God, and said, "Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace. According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation"(Luke 2:29-30 NKJV) Simeon recognized that God had been faithful to His Word, and his heart was encouraged and filled with joy.
Simeon is a wonderful example of how we need to begin and end the events of our lives with prayer. When we reach the end of a day, haggard and weary, we can remember Simeon's prayer, "Lord, let Your servant depart in peace, according to Your Word."
Knowing God was with us today and He will be with us tomorrow, we can move on to the evening hours with freedom and a sense of satisfaction.
Is prayer your steering wheel
or your spare tire?
Corrie Ten Boom
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,