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! As I was praying and writing names down, my eyes wandered to the window where i saw a great shaking of the podocarpus branch from the hedge next door and then a great swaying of the oak tree branches. Sure enough, two squirrels were making long leaps from one branch to another. Talk about flying squirrels!! They are able to fly incredible distances from house to tree to hedge. Fearless!
Well, we had a little rain night before last, which I did not know about until I woke up. We certainly need all we can get. The grass is growing whether it is dry or wet, though, So I am happy I have someone to cut it for me.
I drove to the park yesterday, after completely many errands in the morning and a group of squirrels were busily digging for acorns along side the road, and then, one suddenly dashed out in front of the van! I was sure i was going to run over him, but somehow, he escaped. Playing daredevil, again. My heart doesn't need that! The water is dark again, so the algae that was causing it to be green is gone. Very strange. But God is good!
All of us have decisions to make every day...some more important and life changing than others, so here are some words to help us:
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What kind of help does God give us?
2 Chronicles 16:9 The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
God wants to help us make the right decisions. He is looking for us to depend fully on him. Our openness is God's opportunity.
James 1:5-8 If you need wisdom--if you want to know what God wants you to do--ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. They waver back and forth in everything they do.
Some people fear that they are bothering God with their problems. Nothing could be further from the truth. God is looking for ways to help us because he loves us. Our commitment to him releases his resources for us.
Romans 8:26-27 The Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray, but the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will.
When we are overwhelmed, confused, or uncertain, we should not hesitate to pray. In fact, these are the best times to pray because the Holy Spirit can then help us the most. We describe our situation and trust God to prescribe the solution.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,