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! It is still chilly in the mornings, but warms up quickly in the afternoons, so how refreshing the cool air is! God is good!
When I stepped outside this morning, it was really cool, but the sky was clear and stars were all in their places twinkling and shining.
We drove into the Park yesterday and saw the boy scouts still working on their bat houses. The first one was built right in a road, so they moved that one and are still working on the second one. It seems to be a lot of work, judging from the number of guys there.
We saw the peacocks up close and personal by the street and they look much bigger up close. The feathers on the neck were more blue than turquoise. God used his prettiest colors to create the peacock.
Guess it is too cool for the gators, so we haven't seen any for a couple days. I'm sure they'll be back as it is mating season. God is Awesome!
From the little devotional book Knowing God, 2 Minutes a Day:
UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF CHARACTER
Psalm 25:21 NIV "May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you."
It has been said that character is what we are when nobody is watching. How true. But, as Bill Hybels correctly observed, "Every secret act of character, conviction, and courage has been observed in living color by our omniscient God" And isn't that a sobering thought?
When we do things that we know aren't right, we try to hide our misdeeds from family members and friends. But even then, God is watching.
If you sincerely wish to walk with God, you must seek, to the best of your ability, to follow His commandments. When you do, your character will take care of itself... and you won't need to look over your shoulder to see who, besides God, is watching.
Character is formed by doing the thing we are supposed to do when it should be done, whether we feel like doing it or not.
Maintaining your integrity in a world of sham is no small accomplishment.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,