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! Another breezy, chilly day but we are promised temps in the seventies this weekend, Yay!
I went to the park yesterday and took a walk along the sidewalk to the second bridge. A few people were out in the cold, but not many. I did not bring my gloves, so I hid my hands in my sleeves, because the wind was quite cold. I noticed that the few big sour orange trees that used to be in the butterfly garden were no more and most of the butterfly shrubs were gone. It looks quite bare because the ones that are left are leafless and look dead, but they may come back in the spring.
I stopped walking long enough to watch several ibis fly by above the canal and land on the bridge railing. One was a maverick and landed in a tree nearby. There's one in every crowd! :o)
On my way in to the park, I saw a fat, lazy gator catching some rays out of the water, just trying to warm up, I guess, because the sun was shining. I always look to the right, because the gators like to sun on the bank of the borrow pit. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Don't worry about the wicked,
Don't envy those who do wrong
For like the grass they soon fade away.
Like springtime flowers, they soon wither.
Trust in the Lord and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart's desires.
Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust him, and he will help you.
He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn
and the justice of your cause will shine
like the noonday sun.
Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don't worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.
Stop your anger!
Turn from your rage!
Do not envy others--
it only leads to harm.
For the wicked will be destroyed,
but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land....
The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will not fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,