Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Use that powerful engine!

Good morning Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cool day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, the wind was cool and the sky was cloudy, but Venus was visible in the East, bravely shining through the little opening through the clouds and the waning moon was also casting its light through an open spot. God is good!

I enjoyed a walk yesterday among the falling leaves and watched the gallinule pair at the tower busily pecking among the dying hyacinths for whatever they could find. Surprisingly, no birds were around and I did not hear any.

Terry is back from vacation and I spoke to him as he was catching up on the work that accumulated while he was gone. He is always willing to help us out with things around the house ... when he has time! I am thankful for good friends!

From the book Quiet Moments:

"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect". Psalm 18:12

What a pleasure it is to drive a car with a powerful engine on a level highway. Picture a sunny day when there's no traffic and you're not in a hurry to get anywhere. You sing along with your favorite CD and enjoy driving solely for driving's sake.

But is it possible to ride the rougher road and have the same peace and tranquility inside as when we drive the level highway? The Bible says it is.

The difference is simply the powerful engine, which makes the hills seem less steep and rush hour less tedious. It's a lot easier to keep moving steadily through traffic when you have a continuous hum from the motor instead of lunching, dying, starting-lurching, dying, starting in your own strength.

God is our powerful engine. He makes the difficult highway become manageable.

Perhaps your day started out smoothly, but by now you've left the easy stretch of road and come to the rolling hills. Now more than ever is the time to remind yourself that your Father in Heaven loves you and wants to help you.

With God's strength, you can stay alert and focused, maintaining an even pace and an even temperament regardless of the challenge. Ask Him, and He will help you work through any problems that arise without compromising your integrity, He may even show you some shortcuts--and the gas mileage is great!

When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, He becomes powerful.
Dwight Lyman Moody

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

Love and hugs,