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 and the breeze is blowing and except for the puddles and wet grass, you would never know we had a fierce storm last night. I don't have a rain gauge, but we probably got about two inches, in the short time it came down. I watched the storm come both from my windows and on Bay News 9. , from the Radar. God always provides what we need.
Well, yesterday I was complaining about lack of sleep from the toe pain, but last night I slept soundly without any pain at all. God is good to answer prayers in His time.
Not so good news on the auto front; the transmission had not come in for the van as of yesterday, maybe today, so I don't know if I will have it by the end of the week or not. Brian and I are planning to go to Orlando for my sister-in-law's funeral services, so guess we will have to use his car. His is fine to ride in, just not as easy for me as my van. Guess it's hard to change as we get older.:o)
I went to the Park yesterday and enjoyed the peace and quiet waters. No turtles were basking in the sun, but I was sad to see a squirrel who didn't make it across the street before it got hit by a car. Cars still go too fast driving in there, but the squirrels are quick and sometimes dart across right in front of a car. I haven't seen a gopher tortoise for awhile, but watched the great blue heron unwinding his neck as he fished. God is good!
From the Promise Bible:
Does God really have a plan for my life?
Psalm 139:3 You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am.
Psalm 32:8 The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathways for your life. I will advise and watch over you."
Ephesians 1:11 Because of Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us from the beginning, and all things happen just as he decided long ago.
Psalm 138:8 The Lord will work out his plans for my life--for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. don't abandon me, for you made me.
God has a plan for our lives. It is not an unthinking, automated script that we must follow. It is a journey with various destinations and appointments and a great deal of freedom as to the pace and scope of the travel. God's plan for us will always have a sense of mystery, but we can be certain that he will guide us as long as we rely on his leading.
Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you,"says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
Sometimes we are tempted to question God's will for our lives, thinking he has made a mistake. God promises to give us the best as we follow his ways. Ultimately, even what looks like a mistake can become the means to something wonderful.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,