Friday, November 2, 2007


Good cool morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the lovely fall day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

Wow! I stepped outside this morning to the coolest morning, yet. I am tempted to turn off the A/C and open windows. We usually can do that in October, but yesterday was very warm!

Because David, our jack-of-all-trades, surprised me by coming early yesterday, I didn't get to take my morning walk, but after he had mowed, I noticed a tiny, wren hopping happily on the driveway, pecking at something in the newly mown grass. It hung around for quite awhile, so the birds must be migrating from the north already.

I did drive through the Park later and marveled at the beautiful colors in the peacock feathers, in the three that we saw on the way in. God made them beautiful, but He must have a sense of humor, because they have a loud, raucous "yeoww" that you never forget if you hear it!

The grass in the park has greened up since the rain and it looks really nice with the water in the canal up. When I saw Mama gator on Wednesday, fish were swimming all around her, and she was not paying attention, so she must not have been hungry. God provides!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I face challenging, sometimes intimidating, opportunities?

Philippians 4:13 "I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need."

Our ability to face challenges is rooted in Christ, not in ourselves. With Christ's help, we can make the most of every opportunity.

Revelation 3:8 "I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can shut. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me."

We can trust that nothing will prevent us from fulfilling the opportunity God has for us.

How do I know if an opportunity is from the Lord?

Joshua 1:7-9 "Be strong and very courageous. Obey all the laws Moses gave you. Do not turn away from them, and you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed. I command you-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. "

Ephesians 5:15-20
"Be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. Don't act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you do do. Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, let the Holy Spirit fill and control you. Then you will sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making music to the lord in your hearts. And you will always give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."

God's opportunities conform to his word. Anything that contradicts God's word is not an opportunity from God.

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

Love and hugs,