Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the overcast day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, no stars, no moon, no sky, just the clouds which I am hoping will bring rain. We really need it!
Since I was feeling kinda puny yesterday, I did not go for a morning walk, but did manage to get out in the afternoon, and parked in the circle at Sawgrass, intending to walk to the third bridge. To my surprise, the second bridge is still gated!
As I walked along the canal, I watched a tri-colored heron, a anhinga, and an ibis, all intent on gazing at the water, looking for lunch. Three Buddhists in their colorful saffron and burnt orange robes, were out enjoying the walk, and further on a gator was floating in the water very quietly. It was a good short outing. God is good!
From the Promise Bible:
What is God calling me to do?
Matthew 9:37 "He said to his disciples, "The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few."
People are ready to hear and receive, the Good News of God's love. But with this promise comes the responsibility to work and to pray. the Lord expects us to enter fully into his work of reaching the world with the love of God.
Matthew 16:18-19 "Now I say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you lock on earth will be locked in heaven, and whatever you open on earth will be open in Heaven."
As followers of Christ , we are part of the church, or the people of God. God has promised that we will overcome the kingdom of darkness and secure his victory . We must not be on the defensive, thinking we will one day lose. We should take the offensive and overcome evil with good. When God calls, God equips. He has given us his promised Holy Spirit to help us fulfill the responsibility of telling the world about Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 "There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but it is the same Holy Spirit who is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service in the church, but is is the same Lord we are serving. There are different ways God works in our lives, but it is the same God who does the work through all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church."
God has given every believer the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit gives us his gifts as well. Great joy is ours as we share God's gift with others.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,