Monday, October 5, 2009

Words from James

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 last night to gaze at the full moon, I had a hard time seeing it, because of the mist over it, and this morning it is the same thing. A Misty moon. Sounds like a song title! :o) But, anyway, it is full. It did not outshine Venus, though, still glowing in the eastern sky. God is Good!

The great blue heron I saw in the park yesterday was very intent on watching for his dinner to swim along in the canal. I like to watch them try to get the fish at the right angle so they can swallow them easily. It takes a lot of work, and after all that work, they have a wiggly fish in the gullet! Wonder if it tickles? :o)

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Faith and Endurance
Dear Brothers and sisters, whenever troubles come your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.

If you need wisdom-if you want to know what God wants you to do-ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. They waver back and forth in everything they do....

God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

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

Love and hugs,