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! I hope some of you saw the sunrise this morning. It was a beautiful pink with the blue sky streaked between the pink clouds, So Pretty! I love the different colors God gives us at sunset and sunrise!
On my way to the park yesterday, I was so pleased to see black, shiny, wet gator on the bank of the lake as you drive in. He has not been there for months, because the water was so high, there is really no place for him to catch some rays. The water was down yesterday, though, so that gave him a bank . Mama gator, by contrast, is gray and looks like she needs a lot of moisturizer. I walked a bit down the sidewalk, and stopped to enjoy the breeze and watch two fat turtles on different logs and a big anhinga perched in a tree drying out the wings. God is good!
From Haggai 1:11 MSG
Caught up with Taking care of Your Own Houses
On the first day of the sixth month of the second year in the reign of King Darius of Persia, God's Message was delivered by the prophet Haggai to the governor of Judah, Zerubbabek son of Shealtiel, and to the high priest, Joshua son of Jehozadak.
A Message from God of the Angel Armies: The people procrastinate." They say this isn't the right time to rebuild my temple, the temple of God."
Shortly after that, God said more and Haggai spoke it: "How is it that it's the right time for you to live in your fine new homes while the Home, God's Temple is in ruins?"
And then a little later, God of the Angel Armies spoke out again;
Take a good hard look at your life,
think it over.
You have spent a lot of money.
but you haven't much to show for it.
You keep filling your plates
but you never get filled up.
you keep drinking and drinking and drinking,
but you're always thirsty.
You put on layer after layer of clothes
but you don't get warm,
and the people who work for you,
what are they getting out of it?
a leaky, rusted -out bucket, that's what.
That's why the God of the Angel said:
Take a good hard look at your life
Think it over.
Here's what I want you to do:
Climb into the hills and cut some timber.
Bring it down and build the temple.
Do it just for me, Honor me.
You've had great ambitions for yourselves.
but nothing has come of it.
The little you have brought to my temple
I've blown away--there was nothing to it.
To read the rest, go on to your Bibles, It is very interesting and relates to church, work or home.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,
PS I will not be back until Tuesday, as I am leaving for a long weekend in Tenn.