Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ask Him

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! Another beautiful day of sunshine and heat, but no rain. Well, tomorrow a "cold" front will move in for a couple days and we will have less humidity and a couple degrees cooler temps. That will be welcome!

I went to the library yesterday, to exchange some books and the short walk to the door was in the sun, and very hot! Our North Branch has expanded to house some large rooms with lots of computers, and usually most are busy! Students, people looking for jobs, and those communicating with family and friends...who knows what they are used for? And people just sitting and browsing newspapers, and there are always two or three patrons looking through the DVD's . I saw two copies of "A Beautiful Mind" on the shelf last week and was tempted to check it out, since I did not see the movie, but maybe later. There are a wealth of resources in the library. I am glad it is so close!

I also went to the park, and watched a photographer take photos of a great blue heron perched on a dead branch sticking out of the water. There wasn't any movement, so I don't know what he was waiting for, but he was very patient. It looks like the hydrilla has been sprayed, because a big clump of it is turning brown, and it really was growing huge!

After I came home, I noticed two ibis and a squirrel in the yard...the ibis pecking very deeply, for whatever they could find, and the squirrel happily munching on acorns, that he was digging up. So the ground was getting aereated!  God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

And yet the reason you don't have what you want is that you don't ask God for it. 

James 4:2 NLT

If you want to know more about God, ask for His help.

When you ask sincerely  -and repeatedly-He will answer your request.

How often do you ask God for His guidance and His wisdom? Occasionally? Intermittently? Whenever you experience a crisis? Hopefully not. Hopefully, you've acquired the habit of asking for God's assistance early and often. And hopefully, you have learned the seek His guidance in every aspect of your life.

Do you sincerely seek to know God's unfolding plans for you? If so, ask Him for direction, for protection, and for strength-and then keep asking Him every day that you live. "Whatever your need, no matter how great or small, pray about it and have faith.God is not just near; He is here, and He's perfectly capable of answering your prayers. Now, it's up to you to ask.

                                                - Great Thoughts-

We honor God by asking for great things when they are a part of His promise. We dishonor Him and cheat ourselves when we ask for molehills where He has promised mountains.
                                                            Vance Havner

We get into trouble when we think we know what to do and we stop asking God if we're doing it.
                                                            Stormie Omartian

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis