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, the clouds were scudding swiftly across the darkened sky and a few stars were shining. The north wind was very chilly, and the temp. seems to be dropping.
I went to sleep with the sound of rain coming softly down, and everything was very wet, which is good. We still need lots of rain.
Yesterday, I walked through the Park and looked at mama gator still standing watch over the one or two babies left. I could hardly see her for the people hanging over the railing looking at her. We also went to Walmart after that, and I walked from Christmas to oatmeal, so that was another good bit of exercise! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I experience God's strength in my life?
Jeremiah 8:10 Nehemiah continued, "Go and celebrate with a feast of choice foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. this is a sacred day before our Lord. Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Strength starts in the heart long before it is exerted in other aspects of life. The joy of the Lord gives us strength to obey, to endure, and to triumph in all circumstances.
Isaiah 40:29,31 He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak...Those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. they will walk and not faint.
Life wears us out, but waiting on the Lord renews our strength. Our limitations remind us to rely more fully on the Lord.
What can I do in God's strength?
Philippians 4:13 I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.
There are no limits to what God can do in and through us.
Psalm 18:1,2 I love you, Lord; you are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior, my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my stronghold...In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. As for God, his way is perfect. All the Lord's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
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.
God's strength in us is a result of his love for us. In his strength we have the power to do things that we could never do on our own. We can withstand the toughest attacks and can take the offensive to overcome our problems.
Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength; always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
By God's strength we can live without fear, because God's strength drives out fear.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,