Tuesday, March 10, 2009


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 much earlier, I could still see the stars and outside house lights on. All was quiet. There was no sign of the full moon, so it must really zoom around the earth fast, or vice versa.

Yesterday, I spied the kingfisher perched in almost the same spot where I see him looking over Lynch Lake. And I also saw the osprey on the nest at the supermarket parking lot. She left one day and landed on a pole not far away, and eliminated the day's food...not a pretty sight! I was happy the car was not near! :o)

There must be some ospreys nesting somewhere at Sawgrass, but I have not seen them..matter of fact, I have never seen an ibis nest or heron nest. When the tiny moorhens were there, they used to nest in the lilies that were eliminated. One time there were six eggs visible from the bridge, but the creatures move on. God has his plan.

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I know God hears my prayers?

Psalm 145:18 The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely.

The Lord invites us to make prayer our first response rather than our last resort. He always listens to those who are honest with him.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.

1 Peter 3:12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.

Since prayer is a conversation with God, we must approach God with the same love and courtesy we bring to any relationship we value. We must be humble, not arrogant. We must admit our sin and seek God's forgiveness.

1 John 5:14-15 We can be4confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for.

While we may not know God's specific will for every situation, we do know that his will is to empower our obedience, to overcome evil with good, and to equip us to be his witnesses. We can pray confidently for his power and guidance, knowing that we are asking for the very things he most longs to give.

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

Love and hugs,