Tuesday, August 11, 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!

I am having a little trouble getting started this morning..just feel tired and unambitious. But I have accomplished a lot, laundry, breakfast and dishes, so enough of that!

When I visited the Park yesterday, I stopped to watch two anhingas sort of fighting for the same spot on a dead log. First time I had seen two together. They are usually loners, not like the moorhens who mate for life. Not many people were there because it was so hot and the first of the week, I guess. Anyway, the grass was very green as were the weeds and all was peaceful. God is good!

Planning from the Promise Bible NLT:

How am I suppose to plan my life?

Proverbs 2:1-11 My child, listen to me and treasure my instructions. Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gainknowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly. He is their shield, protecting those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of justice and protects those who are faithful to him. then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.

A plan is only as good as the information upon which it's based. Our human intellect is limited and inadequate. Apart from the Lord, our plans are liable to fail. The Lord promises wisdom to those who rely on his word and depend on his Spirit.

What if my plans fall short of God's plans for me?

Proverbs 19:21 You can make many plans, but the Lord's purpose will prevail.

Our plans cannot mess up God's plans!

What gives me confidence in my plans?

Jeremiah 29:11" I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

God is in control of all things and always has been. Jesus Christ, who is now resurrected and ruling, will govern and guide us in the best possible ways.

Do not doubt God's good intentions for us. the wonder of creation, the evidence of his constant care, and the priceless gift of Jesus Christ for our salvation give us confidence that he will establish all who trust in him.

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

Love and hugs,