Good morning, dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy, windy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! We are supposed to have thunderstorms today and It sure looks like they are coming! I did all my shopping yesterday, so I am prepared!
After I did my shopping, I drove to the Park, and there was the gator in his usual spot, all stretched out. When I came back out, several cars were parked, with people rushing with cameras to take his picture. I walked out on the bridge and watched a great blue heron for a while. He is huge, and likes to stand on the point where the canal curves. He can be so still, he looks like a statue, but all at once he started to walk down the bank and waded in the water, stretching out his neck after spying a fish. The sun was very warm and it felt like summer, but I soon got very tired and was glad to get back to the car. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
When I am confused, where do I turn for clarity, wisdom, understanding, and direction?
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.
Psalm 119:125 Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your decrees.
Discernment is the ability to interpret events and to understand the true nature of people and situations. Discernment is an aspect of wisdom. It enables us to see behind the facades that mask the truth. Discernment shows us the way through the maze of options that face us. Like the sun that burns away the fog, discernment cuts through confusion and distractions. Whereas the devil is the "father of lies," God is the father of the truth, and he gives discernment to those who seek it.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,