Wednesday, August 1, 2007

True Value

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners and happy August wunth! This is the rainy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! It was raining when I stepped outside this morning, but looks like the sun is trying to peek through the clouds. I was awakened this morning about 3:30, by flashes of brilliant lightning, so God is putting on a show for us.

Because of the rain yesterday, I did not walk in the Park, but did walk in Walmart... not the same! However, I did drive through the park and saw various critters running around, but not many people and few dog-walkers. Perhaps I will be able to walk tomorrow.

From Quiet Moments:

"The last will be first and the first will be last." Matthew 20:16

...It is always good to remind ourselves of our "relative" place in society. If we are on top, we need to remember we can soon be at the bottom. If we perceive ourselves as at the bottom, we need to know that in God's order we are among "the first".

In "The Finishing Touch", Chuck Swindoll raises the issue of perceived significance by asking about the people behind these Christian greats:

Who taught Martin Luther his theology and inspired his translation of the New Testament?

Who visited with Dwight L. Moody at a shoe store and spoke to him about Christ?

Who was the elderly woman who prayed faithfully for Billy Graham for over twenty years?

Who found the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Who discipled George Mueller and snatched him from a sinful lifestyle?

We may not achieve the fame and recognition from people that we would like to have in this life, but God doesn't call on us to be well known or admired. He calls us to be faithful to Him in whatever situation we find ourselves. When we are, we can see more clearly when he promotes us and gives us favor with others.

He who knows himself best
esteems himself least.
Henry George Bohn

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,