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! What a beautiful morning, with a light breeze blowing and cooler air. Still hot in the daytime, though and I am still wearing # 49 sunblock!
I hope some of you saw the beautiful moon and star last night. When I came out of our Faith Group meeting, there it was almost full shining in the clear sky. Just amazing! It will be full on Thursday, so I will try to remember to go out and look at it.
Yesterday, I saw the old gopher tortoise in the park moving at warp speed up the slight hill to his home, munching on grass along the way. He has been around a long time. Two snapping turtles were sunning on the bank of the weir and an egret was posed next to the shrubbery, peering down into the lake. If I were an artist, it would be a typical Florida scene to paint. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart.
I will sing your praises before the gods.
I bow before your holy Temple as i worship.
I will give thanks to your name
for your unfailing love and faithfulness,
because your promises are backed
by all the honor of your name.
When I pray you answer me;
you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.
Every king in all the earth will give you
thanks, O Lord,
for all of them will hear your words.
Yes, they will sing about the Lord's ways, for the glory
of the Lord is very great.
Though the Lord is great he cares for the humble;
but he keeps his distance from the proud.
Though I am surrounded by troubles,
you will preserve me against the anger
of my enemies!
You will clench your fist against my
Your power will save me.
The Lord will work out his plans for my life--
For your faithful love, O Lord, endures
Don't abandon me, for you made me.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,