Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the warm day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!
Since we have had a couple of thunderstorms lately, you can almost watch the grass grow! Everyday we have ibises pecking in it, so I am sure they keep it aerated and keep the bugs out.
I had a nice chat with Terry yesterday evening and it looks like budget cuts will be affecting the way the parks get mowed and cared for. Sawgrass always looks nicely groomed and picked up. Children like to roll down the berms and many people walk their dogs, careful to pick up after them. This will probably not change, even though there won't be as many people to work at keeping the parks pretty.
The boardwalk work will be finished next week, and then they start on the next phase, which will mean closing the second and third bridges and replacing the boardwalk there. Progress! It will still mean a good walk! God is good!
Wisdom (from the Promise Bible)
What are the benefits of wisdom?
Proverbs 9:10 "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding."
Psalm 111:10 "Reverence for the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. The rewards of wisdom come to all who obey him. Praise his name forever!"
Wisdom is not simply knowing facts and figures; it is understanding that an all-powerful, all-knowing God has designed a moral universe with consequences for our good and evil choices. Wisdom begins with understanding our accountability to and our full dependence on our Creator. It's not what we know, but who we know.
Proverbs 3:21,26 "My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap."
Wisdom produces honor in our lives and protects us from trouble. Wise people know the difference between right and wrong and choose to do what's right. More than that, wisdom is choosing to apply God's truth and principles to our daily relationships and situations.
I always thank God for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,
Amaryllis (day after tomorrow!!)