Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Talk with the Creator

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the chilly day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, the three quarter moon was shining brightly and casting shadows almost as bright as the sun, in contrast to the overcast rainy day of yesterday.

I was looking out the window at the rain when I noticed a large gopher tortoise, heading for the driveway. This is most unusual, because gophers have not been around here for a long time. He looked up at the driveway, then I guess he decided it was too steep, so he turned, crossed the street, and headed north in the water-filled gutter. I watched him for awhile as he was speeding :o) along, and lost sight of him, hoping a car would not hit him.

The only time we went out, was for a trip to the post office, and, of course, took a ride through the park. There were only three cars there, the fewest I have ever seen, except for years ago, when I used to walk at daybreak. But God is good to give us rain!

From Quiet Moments for Teachers:

Psalm 111:10
Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord. Those who obey his orders have good understanding.

There is literally nothing that I have ever wanted to do, that I asked the blessed Creator to help me do, that I have not been able to accomplish. It's all very simple if one knows how to talk with the Creator. It is simply seeking the Lord and finding him." these are the words of the great scientist, George Washington Carver, the American botanist who literally rebuilt the southern agricultural economy after the Civil War.

Born a slave, Carver eventually became head of the Agriculture Department at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He developed more than three hundred uses for the peanut and dozens of products from the sweet potato and the soy bean. Much of Carver's research was conducted in his laboratory, which he called "God's Little Workshop."

"No books are ever brought in here," he said, "and what is the need of books? Here I talk to the little peanut, and it reveals its secrets to me. I lean upon the twenty-ninth verse of the first chapter of Genesis,"And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."

Carver had a habit of seeking the Lord early in the morning. He said, "There He gives me my orders for the day. I gather specimens and listen to what God has to say to me. After my morning's talk with God I go into my laboratory and begin to carry out His wishes for the day".

You can begin each day asking your Creator what He would have you do that day and how He would have you do it! If you are facing a challenge, God can reveal a new perspective. If you need inspiration, God can stir you up. If you feel you are in a dead-end situation, God can show you His way out. Seek your Creator today!

Wisdom is oftentimes
nearer when we stoop
than when we soar.
William Wordsworth

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

Love and hugs,