Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Faith and Endurance

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 know I am late this morning, because I just decided to be lazy after the busy long weekend. I saw a gorgeous sunrise yesterday morning in Tenn. and an equally beautiful sunset in Florida last evening. God certainly had his paintbrush out with pinks and the blue of the sky showing!

I didn't see any gators, but saw beautiful oranges, reds, yellows and browns on the trees. It looked to be the peak of the colors in NC and all through the mountains. I was so hoping to see the colors of the changing trees as they shed their leaves for the winter. And God granted my wish!

I also met my great-granddaughters for the first time and they are adorable. Tiny Emma is only a few weeks old, but she gave me a huge smile and I don't think it was gas, because she was wide awake! More later about the trip, But, as always, God is good!

James 1:2

Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it ber an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.

If you need wisdom-if you want to know what God wants you to do-ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive any thing from the Lord. They can't make up their minds. They waver back and forth in everything they do.

Christians who are poor should be glad, for God has honored them. and those who are rich should be glad, for God has humbled them. They will fade away like a flower in the field. The hot sun rises and dries up the grass; the flower withers, and its beauty fades away. So, also, wealthy people will fade away with all their achievements.

God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him....

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

Love and hugs,