Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Assurance con't.

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 sprinkled across the sky and a lone mockingbird gave me a loud salute! The early bird gets the worm, is the old saying and he was early! Yesterday a tiny frog was hopping on the flagstones outside our garage, and I knew the mower was coming, so I told him to get out of the way. Hopefully, he did.

David came and mowed and broke up the large branch that broke off the tree a few days ago. All the acorns and twigs and messy leaves were blown off the driveway and porch and the lawn really looks nice. He does a good job. The squirrels were once again busily digging and picking up acorns after he left. Nothing keeps them from looking for food all day! God is good!

The park was quiet when I drove in yesterday. Mike was there for one of his last days, but was busy and I did not see him. The water is very high and a lone tri-colored heron was fishing by the bank of the canal. All was peaceful on the surface in God's country!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

What does this assurance do for me when I confront everyday problems?

Hebrews 4:14-16 We have a great High Priest who has gone to heaven. Jesus the Son of God. Let us cling to him and never stop trusting him. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it.

Ephesians 3:12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come fearlessly into God's presence, assured of his glad welcome.

The assurance of God's love gives us courage to come to him with any problem, struggle or concern. Our prayers are never interruptions to the Lord. When we knock, the door is always open to us.

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

Love and hugs,