Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Power of God continued

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! The lopsided moon was peeking through the clouds and haze earlier when I stepped outside, but, hopefully, we will have some rain today, preceding the cold front that is coming.

We have used the heat very little and the fireplace not at all this winter, so it has been very mild.There is a house down the street, that has beautiful flowers in season all year, and I admire the different colors each time I drive by. Also, I drive by a nursery that has lovely colors planted along the busy street..very eye-catching!

We went through the Park yesterday and once more, the workmen were busy covering up post holes and working on the new path along the east side by the lake. I did not see the gopher tortoises walking around and hope they are not scared away by all the activity. I haven't seen the big gator since the fence was taken down, but he could be back to sun himself later. God is good!

From my Daily Blessings calendar this morning, I read this:

As new life comes out of death, love and renewal come forth as
your failures are taken before God. He can do more with the ashes
of your life than you could do with the whole thing.

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring
forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the
wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:19

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can God's power help me?

Psalm 60:19 With God's help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes.

We should not look at the size of the problem but at the size of our God. When there are great things to be done, we have a great God who will do them through us.

Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak.

2 Corinthians 12:9 each time he said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me.

God's power does not depend on human strength and power. In fact, our power flows through our weaknesses like electric current through a wire. The wire is simply a conductor, with no power in itself. But without the wire, the current doesn't flow. God is looking for people who are wired for his service.

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

Love and hugs,