Friday, September 17, 2010

Worry Less

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! Once again , one of those beautiful, breezy, but not so cool days that make us appreciate living here. I saw contrails this morning early when I stepped out, which makes me think of people on the go or perhaps coming home that early.

My friend, Terry, called, since he is home from a six week vacation in MI, working on his brother's farm. Since Terry retired from the county as supervisor of Sawgrass Park, seems like he's working harder than ever. He's a great friend.

Yesterday, I saw a flock of almost 24 ibis pecking away in my yard, I just stood and watched them for a while because they are so intent on what they are doing, they seem to pay very little attention to anything around them. Then, all at once, they fluidly moved across the street, like a smooth, white blanket. Very Beautiful! I didn't see any ibis in the park, just a lot of squirrels, because a man was feeding them from his car. There was some work going on some place, because the trucks were in the park, but I couldn't see anything. But God is good!

From the devotional book Knowing God:

Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.
Philippians 4:6 NCV

In the game of life, you win some, and you lose some. Live is a risky business; you live in an uncertain world, a world in which trouble may come calling at any moment. No wonder you may find yourself feeling a little panicky at times.

Do you sometimes spend more time worrying about a problem than you spend solving it? If so, here's a strategy for dealing with your worries. Take them to God. Take your troubles to Him, take your fears to Him...and leave them all there. God is the Rock that cannot be moved. When you build your life upon that Rock, you have absolutely no need to worry...not now, not ever.
Walk by faith!
Stop the plague of worry. Relax!
Learn to say," Lord, this is your battle."
Charles Swindoll.

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

Love and hugs,