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's a little cooler this morning,...good for joggers and early morning walkers, but since I am neither of these, I turned on the heat for a little while. Temps will be up in the seventies later on, though.
I took a short walk in the park yesterday, because it was such a beautiful day and had to pause and watch a young blue heron just below me on the bank of the canal, busily looking for a snack, and then an ibis came alongside and they were both involved in the business of looking for food. An anhinga had landed on the drain pipe and stretched out its wings to dry, and then two more ibis came flying gracefully in for a landing. As I walked on the second bridge, I saw a huge ripple in the water, and I suspect a gator had just submerged. They usually just sink and hardly leave a bubble, so maybe it was something else. Anyhow, God is good and His creation is Awesome!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What is God calling me to do?
Matthew 9:37 He said to his disciples. "The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few."
People are ready to hear and receive the Good News of God's love, but with this promise domes the responsibility to work and to pray. The Lord expects us to enter fully into his work of reaching the world with the love of God.
Matthew 16:18-19 Now I say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you lack on earth will be locked in heaven, and whatever you open on earth will be opened in heaven.
As followers of Christ, we are part of the church, or the people of God. God has promised that we will overcome the kingdom of darkness and secure his victory. We must not be on the defensive, thinking we will one day lose. We should take the offensive and overcome evil with good.
How do I know God will help me minister for him?
Acts 1:8 When the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere--in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
When God calls, God equips. He has given us his promised Holy Spirit to help us fulfill the responsibility of telling the world about Jesus Christ.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,