Wednesday, August 27, 2008


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, there was the crescent moon still in its place in the east, but the constellations had moved a bit to the south. The sky was beautiful in the darkness, with a plane twinkling across space. God is Awesome!

I didn't get to walk yesterday, because of a morning appointment and then the extreme heat in the afternoon. I just about passed out many years ago, when I walked across the Howard Frankland bridge after it first opened, so I am careful of the heat now. But, I drove through and noticed not many people were there. The ibises and the anhingas stay cool, so the weather doesn't bother them. Water is the key!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Where do I find the resources to be patient?

Galatians 5:22 When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness.

The Holy Spirit produces patience in our lives. As we relax and trust in him, we release our need to control life's circumstances.

Colossians 1:11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy.

Prayer infuses patience into our lives. When we admit a need in prayer, the Lord begins to meet that need.

Psalm 37:34 Don't be impatient for the Lord to act! Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you, giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.

Patience comes from simply trusting God day by day. Even when we don't think we can last very long, Christ gives us the strength to "travel steadily." Our commitments to faith and obedience will keep us on God's path for longer than we thought possible.

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

Love and hugs,