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!
When I stepped outside this morning the air felt a little cool, but it is heating up now!
Yesterday, Matthew and I took an unplanned walk out to the shelter to see the babies. The water is much higher since our heavy rains, and only the largest baby gator was visible - not even Mama. We met up with a friend from church who was also in a hurry as she is also a caregiver and has to watch her time, but we had a nice chat. God is good!
Thoughts from Steve Brown's book Jumping Hurdles, Hitting Glitches, Overcoming Setbacks.
Meditations on Daily Challenges-Those Typical Glitches
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all -surpassing power is from God and not from us.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed, but not abandoned:
struck down, but not destroyed...Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving. for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal.
Paul the Apostle
2 Corinthians 4:7-9,16-18
What would your life be like if God had ignored you, if He had decided to let you go your own way without ever intervening? Pretty frightening thought, isn't it?
Now consider someone who may be under your care who needs you to intervene. Are you willing to step in? Do you love them enough to rebuke, to discipline, to do the hard thing?
God wouldn't give up on you. Perhaps it's time for you to do the same for someone else.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,