Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More joy

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 I thought I felt just a hint of coolness in the breeze. Could it be that real fall weather is coming again soon? The moon was still bright and has moved over to the east in preparing for its disappearance in a few days, and the stars were still twinkling brightly. God is good!

When I went to the Park yesterday, I was struck by the absence of birds, or animals in sight. I usually see an anhinga and squirrels but did not even see movement. Kinda strange, but maybe it was due to the heat. The weeds have grown very tall where the path that was opened where the woman was attacked by a gator happened. The path is now closed, but the gator is gone. My own thoughts are that the path should never have been opened. Just my humble opinion. But God is good and is Lord of all!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I be joyful in hard times?

Philippians 4:4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again---rejoice! ..I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.

Joy is a choice. We may not realize it, but we choose our moods and our attitudes . God's promises in Christ are the basis for choosing joy no matter what we face.

James 1:2 Dear Brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy.

Troubles remind us of two things. First, they remind us that this is a fallen world full of futility and frustration. Second, they remind us to turn to a God who will never disappoint us. God promises lasting joy for all those who believe in Him. This kind of joy stays with us despite our problems.

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

Love and hugs,