Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Joggin' thru James

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

After yesterday's beauty with the sun and warm air, I fear that more winter is coming. The mango tree in the neighbor's yard is full of tiny mangos, so hopefully the cold will not be severe.

Yesterday I enjoyed my walk and stopped at the first covered shelter to see a gator come out of a cove and swim toward me. He stopped right below me, so I watched a while and walked on to the tower. There I looked up to see two ospreys slowly circling as the wind caused them to glide. I was hoping one of them would hover, but they were very graceful and fun to watch.

On my way back I stopped at the shelter again, just in time to see the large gator heave himself up on the bank for a few rays. God is good!

James 1:2-13 NLT
"Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.
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. Bur 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.
Christians who are poor should be glad, for God has honored them. And those who are rich should be glad, for God has humbled them. They will fade away like a flower in the field. The hot sun rises and dries up the grass, the flower withers, and its beauty fades away. So also . wealthy people will fade away with all their achievements.
God Blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."

Hebrews 10:36
"Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that He has promised."

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

Love and hugs,