Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Step Right Up

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the warm day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Well, yesterday I decided to take a walk, sore foot or not! So I went to the Park and, even though there were hordes of children and adults, started walking on the boardwalk, I was able to see the baby gator, by finding an opening by a little boy. then I stopped by the new gator nest which is so overgrown, it is hardly visible through the shrubs.

The trail to it seems to be well traveled, so I guess Mama gator is going back and forth to the canal, some distance away, to the nest. I then plodded on to the tower and stopped to watch an osprey slowly gliding in circles to the thermals. While I watched it, it never had to flap its wings to keep going..the wind was quite strong.

I started on back then, because the sun was getting quite warm, but it was an enjoyable walk. God is good!

From Quiet Moments with God:

Getting away from it all takes on a whole new meaning when you decide, as a young Scottish girl did, to walk around the world. A troubled home life convinced her she needed a change of scenery, as well as a challenge that would test her mettle.

How does one go about waking around the world?

In Ffyona's case, she spend eleven years and covered more than nineteen thousand miles walking from northern Scotland to southern England; New York to Los Angeles; Sydney to Perth, Australia; and South Africa to Morocco. Along the way, she fought disease, poisonous insects, bad weather, blisters, stonings, and loneliness.

To keep herself going, she had to come up with a way to motivate her often tired feet. She quickly discovered that if she could focus her mind on doing what had to be done to make it through each phase of the walk, her body would do the rest. The stronger her mind, the better her body performed,

Another of Ffyona's important discoveries was that she needed to take one day at a time. Each day she would say to herself, "If I walk ten miles right now, I can stop and have a meal." Building in breaks and small rewards along the way made it much easier for her to stay committed to her bigger goal."

Walking seems like such a simple thing to do. But, oh, the power of a walk! Even when we have no particular destination, our feet can take us to a new place and give us both a physical and psychological break from where we"ve been. Walking away from a heated debate is sometimes the smartest thing to do and the best way to protect a relationship. Crossing a room to talk to someone who looks lonely is often the first step in building a new friendship.

"The steps of good men are directed by the Lord."
Psalm 37:23 TLB

When we are obedient, God guides our steps and our stops.
Corrie Ten Boom

Blessed are those who hear the joyful blast of the trumpet, for they shall walk in the light of your presence.
Psalm 89:15 TLB

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

Love and hugs,