Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the chilly day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! The temp. was down to 47 when I stepped outside this morning, and a cold wind was blowing, but the half moon was shining brilliantly in the cloudless sky and Venus was sparkling in the southeast. So God is Awesome!
Well, the weather will soon warm up again, and we really can't complain, but hot soup and hot tea really appeal to me, now!
We saw few people at the park yesterday, but the ibis were out as usual, lined up in a row across the canal busily pecking for grubs and whatever else they eat. The trees are beginning to bloom and although the oak trees are still shedding, the new green leaves are beginning to bud. Our very old azalea bush in the back of the house is full of blooms, but no one can see them..still it is a spot of beauty. We are blessed!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How has God promised to bless his people?
Numbers 6:24-26 "May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace."
God's blessing encompasses all of life. We live in his protection, his presence,and his peace. Nothing this world offers can compare in scope or duration with the blessing of God.
Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence."
We are tempted to base our hope and confidence on worldly circumstances such as a good job or financial security. But these cannot compare to the promises that we have in God, the creator of heaven and earth. Put your hope where it cannot and will not be shaken.
Can we do things that affect how much God blesses us?
Psalm 84:11 " The Lord God is our light and protection. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who do what is right."
God promises to bless those who do what is right; he doesn't extend the same promise to those who don't do what is right.
Proverbs 19:17 "If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord-and he will repay you!"
God promises to bless those who help the poor.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,