Good wet morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the very rainy day that the Lord has made and we shall rejoice and be glad in it! Lesson for today is; be careful what you pray for! All those prayers for rain to end the drought are being answered all at once! Psalm 68:8,9 "You sent abundant rain, O God, to refresh the weary Promised Land..." So I am not really complaining, because we really need the rain. I can almost watch the grass grow! Another good thing, I haven't had to water the yard in weeks! Yea!
I think I have mentioned this before, but we have an unusual anole living in our garage above the door. I only see her when I turn on the light after it has been dark. She is almost transparent and has those distinctive bulging anole eyes. I have no idea what the critter lives on...maybe bugs around the window, but as soon as I approach, she does her funny wiggle into any opening she is near. . God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I experience God's guidance?
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths."
The first step in guidance is knowing where to put your trust. Travelers rely on maps when visiting new places. In the same way, we must trust God to lead us and realize our own limitations. We do not understand all the complexities of life, like the Lord does.
Matthew 7:7-11 "Keep on asking and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the dooris opened to everyone who knocks. You parents-if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him."
God invites us to pray so that we will know him more fully as our loving Father and understand ourselves more clearly as well. Even as a parent gives more and more responsibility to a child as he or she grows, so the Lord expects us to take responsibility for seeking and following his direction.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,