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! Rain is still dripping off the roof from a downpour last night after dark and we also had rain the night before, so just as we think we are too dry, God sends rain. He always supplies our needs! The podacarpus hedge outside my window has diamond-like raindrops sparkling on the tops of the branches and it really looks like rain again this morning.
But the weather was good for Labor Day outings yesterday and the park was pretty full of people walking ...not so many having picnics for some reason, but just enjoying the outdoors. The weather is a little cooler now and really nice for walking or running. When I came out of church Sunday, I heard the noisy cicadas in the trees , almost deafening and yesterday I found one on the porch right outside the door. It was large and I nudged it with my foot, but it didn't move, so I thought it was dead. Guess not, because later on, it was not there any more. I don't know whether this is the seven year locust blight or just the year of the cicadas, but God knows and He is Good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What are the benefits of wisdom?
Proverbs 9:10 Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.
Psalm 110:10 Reverence for the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. The rewards of wisdom come to all who obey him. Praise his name forever!
Wisdom is not simply knowing facts and figures. It is understanding our accountability to and our full dependence on our Creator. It's not what we know but who we know.
Proverbs 3:21-26 My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight., Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your feet from being caught in a trap.
Wisdom produces honor in our lives and protects us from trouble. Wise people know the difference between right and wrong and choose to do what is right. More than that, wisdom is choosing to apply God's truth and principles to our daily relationships and situations.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,