Monday, November 15, 2010

Teaching About Money and Possessions

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! We have been having a long run of beautiful weather, but once again, we pray God will bless us with rain. He knows our needs and He will provide in his time.

I thought the acorns had just about finished falling, but I still hear the clunk as they hit the front porch gutter on the way down, and the driveway is covered with crushed and uncrushed acorns. I suggested to David C. that he come and clean out the gutter and blow off the driveway. I have a blower he gave me, but it is electric and the extension cord is so heavy, I don't use it. But, meantime, they keep falling.

I noticed over the weekend that a lot of woodstorks are here now. I saw at least six sitting around Lynch Lake, and yesterday, on my way to church, I saw my favorite, the roseate spoonbill, a bit of pink beauty among the white and black of the woodstorks and a lot of ducks. Also, I saw the gator back in his usual spot, sunning on the bank at the park. More turtles were on the bank of the weir enjoying the warm sun. I also see more little sparrows hopping around in the front yard, escaping the cold north. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:
Luke 12:26

Then turning to his disciples, Jesus said, So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life--whether you have enough food to eat or clothes to wear. For life consists of far more than food or clothing. Look at the ravens. They don't need to plant or harvest or put good in barns because God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not! And if worry can't do little things like that, what's the use of worrying over bigger things?
Look at the lilies and how they grow! They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith! And don't worry about food--what to eat and drink. Don't worry whether God will provide it for you. These things dominate the thoughts of most people, but your Father already knows your needs. He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.

So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.

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

Love and hugs,