Friday, July 11, 2008

Joggin' thru James

Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the very warm day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

When I stepped outside this morning, the heat hit me in the face, but a mockingbird was going through his songs very loudly and the sound was music to my ears!

Yesterday, I was brave enough to take a walk before it got too warm and spied the young mama gator under the covered shelter, but just as soon as I saw her, she sank and there were only bubbles where she had been.

Then I walked on to the gator nest and spoke to Mama gator who was almost covered with water, except for nostrils and eyes. They know how to keep cool! Her head is so big, she must be about 10 feet long.

I stopped and looked into the spot that looks like primitive Florida and two blackbirds were silently flitting about in the bushes. They weren't catbirds and didn't look like the usual noisy blackbirds, but I was happy that I saw them. I walked on to the tower and felt the breeze on my, by now, very warm, wet, brow. It fell good! God is Awesome!

from the Promise Bible NLT:

James 1:2 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 . But 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....

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.

Ephesians 3:20 Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages.

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

Love and hugs,