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!
What a surprise when I stepped outside in the pre-dawn darkness this morning and discovered a light rain had fallen. And the thunder was heard and dark clouds came up in the southeast, but moved on off. And now, it is a sunshiny, beautiful morning! God is good!
Yesterday afternoon, I went to the new Amish store and bought us cups of ice cream and drove to the Park to eat and enjoy. After I finished, I walked out to the canal and watched a turtle sunning on a log and a pair of egrets with a dark one standing in the water very close to me. It was nice in the shade, but the sun was brutal. St. Petersburg in the summer!
Since so many challenges are going on in so many lives, I thought I would send some scripture quotes that I pray for you all each morning:
From the NIV:
You, dear ones, are from God, and have overcome, because the one Who is in you, is greater than the one who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
No weapon forged against you all will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. "This is the heritage of you all, servants of the Lord, and this is your vindication from me," declares the Lord.
The Lord is good, a stronghold in times of trouble. He cares for you all, who trust in Him.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in you, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen!
I insert your names as I pray these scriptures.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,