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! We had a sudden thunderstorm yesterday evening, that was unexpected! I noticed that it broke off a branch of our big oak tree out front, and left it on the grass by the street...good place for it.
I could only see one bright star as I stepped outside, but it doesn't seem to be so cloudy. As I walked yesterday, I had a good wind blowing on my skin, and it was cooler! I really enjoyed it as I splashed through the water on the wet boardwalk.
Mama gator was at the tower, but I didn't see any movement from the babies. They must be in the shrubbery, because she would not be there if they weren't close around. I spoke to her, and soon she sank and all I could see were bubbles telling me where she was. She came up right in front of the bank of shrubs, so she must have heard a baby grunt. God is Awesome!
Because I sometimes get so bogged down with daily routine and sometimes difficult tasks, I chose this from the Promise Bible NLT:
How has God promised to bless his people?
Numbers 6:24,26 "May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace."
God's blessing encompasses all of life. We live in his protection, his presence, and his peace. Nothing this world offers can compare in scope or duration with the blessing of God.
Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence."
We are tempted to base our hope and confidence on worldly circumstances, such as a good job and financial security. But these cannot compare to the promises that we have in God, the creator of heaven and earth. Put your hope where it cannot and will not be shaken.
2 Corinthians 12:13 "The only thing I didn't do, which I do in the other churches, was to become a burden to you. Please forgive me for this wrong!"
Jesus Christ blesses us with forgiveness and redemption. God the Father blesses us with the assurance that we are loved and of infinite worth. The Holy Spirit blesses us with fellowship and the continued presence of God.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,