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 much earlier this morning, the thin crescent moon was shining brightly in the east and stars were twinkling all over the sky, which means no rain but much heat today.
God is good!
I walked in the park yesterday, which is still very wet, and walked past a tractor and ditch digger, which had trenched a long area where the guys were aiming to string electric wires through pipe for the irrigation system. The dirt looked black and very rich... good for planting. Terry was working the tractor and Mark was working the rest.
I walked on out to see Mama gator and she was in almost the same place as Saturday, still with the garland across her face. A lot more water for her babies whenever they hatch, which I hope is soon.
When I came back from the tower I stopped at the first covered shelter to look at a large gator on the bank on the other side, catching some rays. He was huge! God is Awesome!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Where do we find confidence for every day?
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The Lord protects me from danger--so why should I tremble?
Psalm 121:8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
John 16:33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
Many of the greatest athletes say that their real contest is a mental, not a physical one. It's the same way in our spiritual life. Our confidence comes not from looking around at our physical circumstances, but from looking to God.
Is there anything I can do to cultivate greater confidence?
Psalm 112:5-8 All goes well for those who are generous, who lend freely and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil circumstances. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. they do not fear bad news, they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.
Following God's principles gives us the confidence of a clear conscience.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love.
Love and hugs,