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! It is overcast and I could not see the moon or stars when I stepped outside, so I hope that means rain, which we really need. The air is still cool and nice, but I don't think summer is over, yet.
Every day I sweep acorns off the porch and every day more fall. A strange happening Saturday..I noticed a little boy and girl outside on our sidewalk and they came up to the porch and sat down and started playing with
The pile of acorns that had accumulated from the sweeping. I opened the door and asked them what they were doing and when they said collecting acorns, I told them to take all they wanted. The little boy was surprised that I did not want them! I had never seen them before and did not have the heart to tell them they should not be trespassing on stranger's property. Seems like their Mom should have known where they were.
I went to the Park and parked long enough to set the van clock and to watch the heron and anhingas. It was pretty crowded for a work day, with people enjoying the cool air and greenery. I admired the memorial benches...one of them says, "He leadeth me beside the still waters.." and the names of the couple memorialized. A very cool way to be remembered! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Where can I find security and hope in the midst of tumult and change?
Lamentations 5:19 Lord, you remain the same forever! Your throne continues from generation to generation.
Malachi 3:6 I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already completely destroyed.
James 1:17 Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, he never changes or casts shifting shadows.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Both our security and our hope are rooted in God's unchanging character. People will make promises one day but disappoint us the next. Sin or circumstances beyond their control prevent them from keeping their promises. God's faithfulness and love, however, are not subject to the fluctuations of time, space, or human mortality. We will never suffer because of God's fickle whims, irrational mood swings, or inability to handle the circumstances.
Are there any unchanging principles that can help me stay anchored?
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever
Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever.
God's word gives us the truth that never changes. We find strength and courage when we listen-not to the voices of public opinion-but to God.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,