Monday, January 12, 2009

Power of God

Good morning, dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the overcast day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! No glorious sunrise this morning, as a cold front approaches. Looks like we will have the coldest weather of the winter coming in toward the end of the week! But that's Okay. It means we can wear our winter clothes for a change, instead of our usual shorts and tees. :o)

Yesterday I drove through the Park and we enjoyed looking at two peacocks and admiring their colors. God is an artist! On the way home, I watched a Cooper's hawk take off from the line overhead. There have been lots of woodstorks around the lakes and canals in the neighborhood this fall and winter and I saw a lovely reflection of white ibis reflected in the dark waters of the canal at the Park. God is beauty!

Well, I watched as Tim Tebow announced his return for his senior year at UF. Go Gators!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

What is God's power like?

Psalm 20:4-7 May he grant your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans. May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory, flying banners to honor our God. May the Lord answer all your prayers. Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed king. He will answer him from his holy heaven and rescue him by is great power. Some nations boast of their armies and weapons, but we boast in the Lord our God.

God's power is greater than that of the greatest kings who ever ruled or the mightiest armies that ever marched. That power is ours as we trust him, obey him, and honor his name.

Psalm 44:4-7 You are my King and my God. You command victories for your people. Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes. I do not trust my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me. It is you who gives us victory over our enemies; it is you who humbles those who hate us.

God's power is greater than any of the skills or resources we have at our disposal. While we may use the means that God has provided to us, we know that victory comes from God alone.

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

Love and hugs,