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! After a few sprinkles of rain last night, it has turned into a beautiful day...still warm, Okay, hot, but clear skies so far. I really enjoy looking at the billowing clouds during the hot afternoons. They look so white against the pure blue of the sky. When I was a teenager we used to lie on the grass and look for different faces and shapes in the clouds. Of course, they didn't last long, because the wind was always changing the shapes. Ah, those were the days!
The park seldom changes, either. Always peaceful and fairly quiet except for the roar of the interstate close by, but still peaceful. The water looked still yesterday, but always has a current. Lots of lilies still floating, because the canal does not get cleaned like it used to, but the fish and anhingas don't seem to mind. God is good!
The Lord is with you when you are with Him.
If you seek HIm, He will be found by you. 2 Chronicles 15:2 HCSB
Do you ever wonder if God is really "right here, right now?" Do you wonder if God hears your prayers, if He understands your feelings, or if He really knows your heart? If so, you're not alone: lots of very faithful Christians have experienced periods of doubt. In fact, some of the biggest heroes in the Bible had plenty of doubts--and so, perhaps will you. But when you have doubts, remember this: God isn't on a coffee break,and He hasn't moved out of town. He's right here, right now, listening to your thoughts and prayers, watching over your every move.
If you'd like to get to know God a little bit better, He's always available--always ready to listen to your prayers, and always ready to speak to your heart. Are you ready to talk to Him? If so, congratulations. If not, what are you waiting for?
"God's presence is with you, but you have to make a choice to believe--and I mean really believe --that this is true. This conscious decision is yours alone.
From the devotional book, Knowing God.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,