Thursday, October 18, 2007


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 early this morning, I saw Venus shining brightly through the trees, which means the sky is clear and no chance of rain, so I depend on the Lord to send rain when we need it.

Again, not feeling too perky, I just walked as far as the butterfly garden at the Park, and enjoyed seeing the colorful creatures flutter and float among the plants that are planned to attract them. I noticed the grass is drying up there, too, so something must be wrong with the sprinkler system.

This is from the Promise Bible:

Proverbs 13:11 "Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows."

Honest, hard work is much better than get-rich-quick schemes. Money quickly gotten is often quickly wasted.

Romans 12:8 "If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly."

God blesses us when we do work that is in keeping with our gifts and abilities.

Proverbs 21:5 "Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty."

Colossians 3:23-24 "Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and the Master you are serving is Christ."

God promises a reward to those who work hard. That reward is can include-but is not limited to-financial prosperity. It may be the rewards of respect and personal satisfaction or the joy of contributing to the welfare of another.

How will God help me when my work is hard?

Psalm 145:14 "The Lord helps the fallen and lifts up those bent beneath their loads."

As with any burden we bear, we can trust God to help us on the job.

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

Love and hugs,