Thursday, January 8, 2009

Worry Wednesday

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cool day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! We had very little rain with the cold front that blew through yesterday and we could really use more, but God knows our every need and He will provide, I am sure.

We had a little excitement here last night, when Louis fell in the bathroom and Brian and I could not get him up, so I called the paramedics. They were here in five minutes, and lifted him up on a chair. He was not hurt, so we got him ready for bed and he slept about ten hours and seems fine this morning, with no memory of falling or anything else, for that matter. Sometimes expecting the unexpected is difficult!

Well, I intend to stay up tonight and watch the Gators win the National Championship! (I hope)!

We went to the Park yesterday and lots of stuff going on. The fencing has been removed, for some reason, and big piles of dirt are heaped where no one can walk. I will have to call Mike to find out what is going on. Just curious. :o) Turtles were sunning along the weir, and anhingas drying their wings. God is good!

From Quiet Moments with God for Teachers:

Matthew 6:14 NKJV
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is it's own trouble.

Many people lose sleep by worrying. They lie awake in bed, wondering if they made a right decision the day before--if they did the wrong thing--and what they should do tomorrow.

Here's a creative way one woman handled worry. With so many things to worry about, she decided to set aside one day each week to worry. As worrying situations occurred, she wrote them down and put them in her worry box. Then, on Worry Wednesday, she read through each worry. To her amazement, most of the things she had been disturbed about had already been taken care of in some way. Thus, she learned there was seldom a justifiable reason to worry. As the psalmist wrote in Psalm 127:2 NKJV, it is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows, for so He gives His beloved sleep.

As a child of God, you can rest in the knowledge that you are surrounded by a loving Father who cares for you. Jesus said, " Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" (Matthew 6:26 NKJV) The same Creator who placed each star in the sky is watching over you.

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

Love and hugs,

Go Gators!!