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! The sun is shining brilliantly and the birds are flying around and the squirrels are digging for acorns. Life is good! I am still reliving my "biking" experience and thanking God for friends who take care of me to the extent of even selecting music for my listening pleasure as we rode over the highways!
Yesterday was a quiet day compared to the previous one, but I did get to the Park, which was simmering in the heat by early afternoon, so I did not try to walk. Not many people were out and about because of the heat. I went on to Publix to get supplies and noticed the osprey nest was vacant, so it looks like the baby has flown away. Soon the rest of the nest will be on the parking lot, but no one parks there anyway. God is good!
From 1 John 3 NLT:
This is the message we have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain had been doing what was evil, and his brother had been doing what was right. So don't be surprised, dear brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.
If we love our Christian brothers and sisters, it proves that we have passed from death to eternal life. But a person who has no love is still dead. anyone who hates another Christian is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don't have eternal life withing them. We know what real love is because Christ gave up his life for us. and so we also ought to give up our lives for our Christian brothers and sisters. But if anyone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help--how can God's love be in that person?
Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions, It is by our actions that we know we are living in the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before the Lord, even if our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts and he knows everything.
Dear friends, if our conscience is clear, we can come to God with bold confidence.And we will receive whatever we request because we obey him and do the things that please him. And this is his commandment; we must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. those who obey God's commandments live in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Holy Spirit lives in us.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,