Thursday, April 24, 2008

Your Shining Light

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is another beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I slept a little later this morning, and when I stepped outside the dawn was already beginning to break, but the lopsided moon was still shining brightly, trying to outshine the sun!

Yesterday we saw two peacocks on the way in to the park, but their very long tails were drooping and they were not showing off.

I walked a little ways on the bridge and down the sidewalk and met the two Marks, who were on the trash run before quitting time. They offered to take me down the sidewalk a ways, so I could walk back. I thought it was a good idea, except I would have to sit in a dumpster. :o)

I enjoyed watching the tilapia make little circles in the water as they swim back and forth over there nests and guarded their eggs. God is good!

From the little book Knowing God (Two Minutes a Day):

"It is God's will that your good lives should silence those who make foolish accusations against you. You are not slaves, you are free. But your freedom is not an excuse to do evil. You are free to live as God's slaves."
1 Peter 2:15-16 NLT

All of us are examples-examples that should be emulated... or not. Hopefully the lives we lead and the choices we make will serve as enduring examples of the spiritual abundance that is available to all who worship God and obey His commandments.

Ask yourself this question; Are you the kind of role model that you would want to emulate? If so, congratulations. But if certain aspects of your behavior could stand improvement, the best day to begin your self-improvement regimen is this one. Because whether you realize it or not, people you love are watching your behavior, and they're learning how to live. You owe it to them-and to yourself-to live righteously and well.

Living life with a consistent spiritual walk deeply influences those we love most.
Vonette Bright

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

Love and hugs,