Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the clear day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I was totally surprised when I stepped outside this morning, to see the full moon lighting up the whole neighborhood! Surprised, because I had not seen the moon for a week or two. Lots of stars were competing with the moon for beauty.
I didn't walk yesterday , because by the time I returned from the blood draw, it was already getting quite warm, but on my walk Tuesday, I saw Mama gator at the usual place at the tower, and as I watched her, she suddenly changed direction and swam right toward me, and under the tower. I think the babies must be gone for good, because none were visible and they were right out where hawks, and other predators could see them. If they really are gone, I don't expect to see her much any more.
As I was approaching the entrance bridge on my way back, I heard a hawk, very close by, and stopped to look for it. If I hadn't done that, I would have missed a perfect spider web with the golden orb spider in it, just above my head. They are so beautiful in the early morning with the diamond- like dew drops sparkling on them. God's Creation is awesome!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What do we do when we don't know what to do?
2 Chronicles 20:12 "O our God, won't you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help."
We don't have to know what to do, but we do need to know where to look. As the saying goes, it isn't so much what we know, but who we know!
Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all your do, and he will direct our paths. Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn your back on evil."
Trust the Lord to direct your steps , even when the way is confusing. God will guide you.
What kind of help does God give us?
2 Chronicles 16:9 "The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."
God wants to help us make the right decisions. He is looking for us to depend fully on him. Our openness is God's opportunity.
James 1:5-8 "If you need wisdom - if you want to know what God wants you to do - ask him , and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea, that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. They waver back and forth in everything they do. "
Some people fear that they are bothering God with their problems. Nothing could be further from the truth. God is looking for ways to help us because he loves us. Our commitment to him releases his resources for us.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,