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 stars were still twinkling, with one bright one in the east... must have been Venus. A beautiful sight! God is good!
As I was running errands yesterday, I drove by a couple schools and saw that the teachers are already busily at work getting ready for the students next week. This means summer is almost over and time to get to work for the kids! Apparently, the economy has not affected parents at St. Pete Christian so much, because hundreds of cars were parked all around the campus on the grass.
As I drove through the Park. I noticed an anhinga airing its wings on the dead log that looks so much like the old Florida, with a turtle sunning on the log nearby. A wonderful natural spot. One of God's offerings to us!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What are the benefits of wisdom?
Psalm 111:10 Reverence for the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. the rewards of wisdom come to all who obey him. Praise his name forever!
Wisdom is not simply knowing facts and figures, it is understanding that an all-powerful, all-knowing God has designed a moral universe with consequences for our good and evil choices. Wisdom begins with understanding our accountability to and our full dependence on our Creator. It's not what we know, but who we know.
Proverbs 3:21,26 My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to these, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Wisdom produces honor in our lives and protects us from trouble. Wise people know the difference between right and wrong and choose to do what's right. More than that, wisdom is choosing to apply God's truth and principles to our daily relationships and situations.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,