Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The benefits of Wisdom

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! We have to enjoy the coolness of the mornings, now, because the weather will be heating up toward the end of the week, with temps near ninety! Looks like it will be a long, hot summer. Some don't like the cold and some don't like the heat, but God gives us what He wants and we should be content in all situations.

As I drove to the Park yesterday, I noticed blooms on a jacaranda tree, but very few. The Jacarandas were hit hard by the freezes we had, so I don't think there be a display like we had last year.. I am not sure about the Royal Poincianas, whether they are as sensitive to the cold as jacarandas. Just have to wait and see. But the Florida orchid trees, pink and white are in full bloom and I passed a house that had a beautiful apple blossom amaryllis in bloom in the yard. I think those are the prettiest with their pale pink and white flowers.

As I drove in the park, I almost hit a daredevil squirrel dashing across in front of me. They seem to be doing that more this year... in this neighborhood, too. I drove on and parked and walked to the canal to sit on a memorial bench and just look at the water for awhile. It was peaceful and the breeze was cool. I watched a pair of herons fly over and the ripples from the tilapia in the canal. The anhinga was air drying its wings and I actually saw a gopher tortoise on the way out! First time in a long while. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Proverbs 2:1-10
My child, listen to me and treasure my instructions. Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly. He is their shield, protecting those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of justice and protects those who are faithful to him.

Then you will understand what is right, just and fair, and you will know how to find the right course of action every time. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise planning will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,