Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! The sky is clear and the air is cool right now, but soon the day will warm up and be ideal for beach goers, or bikers or anything that can be done outdoors. We still need rain, but the days are really nice. God is good!
Yesterday as I drove into the Park, a big, fat, shiny black gator climbed out of the canal and was resting his head on the grass, trying to get some rays. He was something to look at. He was right across from where all the new trees have been planted. I saw anhingas drying their outspread wings and dirty-beaked ibises prodding the ground. I took Mike a couple pieces of cake, which he is always glad to have, but Francia was not there. Because Mike was talking to someone, I didn't get to ask about her. Maybe next time.
From the Promise Bible NLT:
O Lord, hear me as I pray:
pay attention to my groaning.
Listen to my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for I will never pray to anyone but you.
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
Each morning I bring my requests to
you and wait expectantly.
O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness;
You cannot tolerate the slightest sin.
Therefore , the proud will not be allowed
to stand in your presence,
for you hate all who do evil.
You will destroy those who tell lies.
The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.
Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
with deepest awe I will worship at your Temple.
Lead me in the right path, O Lord;
or my enemies will conquer me.
Tell me clearly what to do
and show me which way to turn.
...But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever.
Protect them, so all who love your name may be filled with joy.
For you bless the godly, O Lord,
surrounding them with your shield of love.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,