Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside, the sky was covered with clouds and not a star was in sight. We had a good rain most of the afternoon yesterday and last night it really started coming down, which was good because we still need the rain.
When I went to the Park Friday, I discovered that now they are completely redoing the existing sidewalks and putting in new ones, so concrete dust was everywhere as the men cut through the sidewalks to break them up. Terry directed us where to walk to avoid the dust, and I found a way to get on the boardwalk, without walking through the white stuff.
I walked out to the tower and watched Mama gator as she vigilantly stayed put watching over the babies, which were not visible. They must have been nearby in in the shrubs, because that's where her nose was pointed. The coots, or gallinules, are well away from her, but seem to be unafraid as they go about their business together. God is Awesome!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Does God have a purpose for my life?
2 Timothy 1:9 "It is God who saved us and chose us to live a holy life. He did this not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan long before the world began-to show his love and kindness to us through Christ Jesus."
Our purpose in life is rooted in God's eternal plan to redeem us and make us new creatures in Christ for his glory and for his service.
John 15:16 "You didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name."
As we pursue our purpose in Christ, he promises that our lives will have lasting significance and eternal results.
1 Corinthians 15:52 "My dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless."
As we pursue our God-given purpose, we do not get discouraged even when it seems that nothing is happening. God wastes nothing.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,