Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the beautiful, cool day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Once again, the moon was shining almost as bright as day, when I stepped outside about 5:30am, and stars were visible in the night sky. God is Awesome!
Because of having to take hubby to the new Oncology Center early, for setting up treatment for his ear, I was unable to take time to walk, but did drive through the park later and enjoyed the peace of the squirrels scrambling, the ibis forever pecking, and the anhingas drying their wings. Some things in our lives are constant. God is good!
In one of my devotions this morning, the writer said after attending a memorial service, that she would start saying nice things and her appreciation for certain people in her life before they passed away, I think it's a wonderful idea, and so I am thankful for friends who call just to check on us, and for those who email encouragement. You all are a blessing!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I experience God's guidance?
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths..
The first step in guidance is knowing where to put your trust. Travelers rely on maps when visiting new places. In the same way, we must trust God to lead us and realize our own limitations. We do not understand all the complexities of life, but the Lord does.
Matthew 7:7-11 Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks. You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
God invites us to pray so that we will know him more fully as our loving Father and understand ourselves more clearly as well. Even as a parent gives more and more responsibility to a child as he or she grows, so the Lord expects us to take responsibility for seeking and following his direction.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,
(due to Daryl and Matthew arriving early tomorrow morning, or late tonight, there will be no "gator bytes" tomorrow.)