Thursday, August 23, 2007

Breaking news!

Good evening, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! I hope you have had an enjoyable day that the Lord gave you.

The reason I am writing this tonight instead of tomorrow morning, is that we have to leave before seven in order to get to Bay Pines by 7:30 for a fasting appointment for Louis.

Anyway, the breaking news is that the Maple Trail at the Park is open after about six months of construction. I walked half of it this morning, but wanted to go check on Mama gator, which was the other way, so turned around and went back, and found her there, almost hidden in the black water and mud. Since she is black, too, it is really hard to spot her. I have a feeling she is under the boardwalk, when we can't see her. I have spotted a trail through the elephant ears which I think she has made going in and out. Just my theory...

Encouragement from the Promise Bible NLT

What do I do when I feel overhwelmed?

Leviticus 26:8 "Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand! All your enemies will fall beneath the blows of your weapons.

Joshua 23:10 "Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you, just as he has promised."

Be encouraged that the power of God is for us, regardless of the number of enemies against us. God used David to overcome Goliath. Gideon's three hundred soldiers to defeat the armies of Midian, and one hundred and twenty disciples to establish the church in Acts. He joys when working through our weaknesses and limitations.

Colossians 1:11-14 "We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father, who has enables you to share the inheritance that belongs to God's holy people, who live in the light. For he has brought us into the Kingdom of his dear Son. God has purchased our freedom with his blood and has forgiven all our sins."

Our encouragement comes from what God has done for us. He has given us the power to be patient and persistent and to keep our minds set on the great hope that awaits us. When we remember that we are already free, the problems of the world lose much of their power over us.

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

Love and hugs,