Friday, August 27, 2010

Prayer and Action

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! More sunshine and blue skies this morning, but I think it rained a little last least, the porch was wet. I can't believe I slept so late this morning...didn't roll out of bed until after seven. That's late for me! Fortunately, I have nothing except laundry scheduled this morning, so the day belongs to the Lord to tell me what to do.

Yesterday, after some errands I went to the Park and was delighted to see the gopher tortoise out of his usual place. I had not seen him in a month or so, but there he was climbing out of a shallow place in the trees about to cross the road in the circle drive. He seemed determined to go wherever he was headed, but I was careful to give him room. I also saw an egret all hunched up, looking cold, but I knew it couldn't possibly be, as the temp. was in the eighties. Actually, it was a very pleasant day..high humidity, but cooler. Today will probably be a lot warmer because of the sun .But, God is always good!

From Hymns for the Family of God:

God is not a personage who orders us to prostrate ourselves before Him
-a radically false position
but one who says:
" Stand up,
here us my task for you;
take it and get on with it."

God does not require incense from us;
what He does require
is that we should listen and take action-
the true response of love.

God did not stop speaking two thousand years ago.
He speaks to you personally today
every time an inward voice asks you to do a kind or generous deed
or to suffer for the sake of someone else.

It is to you that God speaks at this moment,
and it is through you that He speaks when He inspires you to do some service.
Be brave enough to listen at first hand to what God says to you.
John W. Harvey and Christina Yates

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

Love and hugs,