Monday, April 27, 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 this morning, the air was coolish and stars were dim.. it was late for me! But as I was praying over my devotions, I heard the pitter patter of little squirrel feet on the roof over my head. they climb up the oak tree and scramble over the roof until they get to the jumping off place (literally) to the trees in the back yard.

Yesterday was a quiet day for us. After church, we went to the Park, and saw a peacock, a tri-colored heron and a turtle right beside the heron on the canal bank. They co-exist peacefully. An anhinga always spreads its wings to dry in the same spot by the lake every day.

God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How has God promised to bless His people?

Numbers 6:24-26 May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.

God's blessing encompasses all of life. We live in his protection, his presence, his presence and his peace. Nothing this world offers can compare in scope or duration with the blessing of God.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.

We are tempted to base our hope and confidence on worldly circumstances such as a good job or financial security. But these cannot compare to the promises that we have in God, the creator of heaven and earth. Put your hope where it cannot and will not be shaken.

2 Corinthians 12:13 The only thing I didn't do, which I do in the other churches, was to become a burden to you. Please forgive me for this wrong!

Jesus Christ blesses us with forgiveness and redemption. God the Father blesses us with the assurance that we are loved and of infinite worth. The Holy Spirit blesses us with fellowship and the continual presence of God.

Can we do things that affect how much God blesses us?

Psalm 34:11 The Lord God is our light and protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will the Lord withold from those who do what is right.

Proverbs 19:17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord-and he will repay you!

God promises to bless those who help the poor.

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

Love and hugs,