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! I couldn't see any stars when I stepped outside early this morning, but perhaps there was a haze that hid them from view. We did not get any rain even though the thunder and lightning were very close last night.
Matthew and I took a walk out to the Tower yesterday before the heat set in, and we were excited to see Mama gator back at her old nest! We hadn't seen her there for a long time...I always look, but since we have had a little rain, there is enough water at her nest for her to have her body hidden, while her head sticks up. Matthew also saw a skink, which he couldn't catch. We don't see them very often. God has made many things for us to enjoy!
We also talked with Terry who wanted us to come to the house to see Gail, (his wife) so she could meet Matthew again, and we received three tomatoes from her garden in a pot, yes, she grows them in a large pot. We are blessed!
From the Promise Bible:
"But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us; love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."
Those who live to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up. For we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone, especially to our Christian brothers and sisters.
Ephesians 1:16 "I have never stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people."
Colossians 3:23 "Work had and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Master you are serving is Christ."
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,