Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Have a healthy fear of God

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 are still having beautiful, sunshiny, somewhat windy weather, but I remember that March came in like a lamb, and may go out like a lion. I do wish the winds would blow the oak tree worms away...little green worms, hanging from silken threads, all over the yard. Not pleasant at all! I googled them yesterday and it looks like another month of them, before they are gone. Eat up, mockingbirds!!

On a more pleasant note, I visited my dear friend yesterday and got my hair done. Mari has been doing my hair for over thirty years. She knows my hair better than I do. She is such an encourager, I always feel better when I leave her company, not to mention, also looking good. On my way home I went by the Taco Bus and saw a line of people clear out on the sidewalk, so decided not to get my lunch there. I went as far as 16th St. on Central and looked like all the merchants were busy.

I also drove into the park on my way home and saw a flock of ibis and quite a few people enjoying this wonderful weather. I also saw another osprey and a wood stork by Lynch Lake in front of the school. God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be destroyed, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.
                     Hebrews 12:28 NLT
Do you have a healthy, fearful respect for God's power? If so, you are both wise and obedient. And, because you are a thoughtful believer, you also understand that genuine wisdom begins with a profound appreciation for God's limitless power.

God praises humility and punishes pride. That's why God's greatest servants will always be those humble men and women who care less for their own glory and more for God's glory. In God's kingdom, the only way to achieve greatness is to shun it. And the only way to be wise is to understand these facts. God is great; He is all-knowing; and He is all powerful. We must respect him, and we must humbly obey His commandments, or we must accept the consequences of our misplaced pride.

                                            -Great Thoughts-

A healthy fear of God will do much to deter us from sin.
                                                                 -Chuck Swindoll-

When true believers are awed by the greatness of God and by the privilege of becoming His children, then they become sincerely motivated, effective evangelists.
                                                                    Bill Hybels

                                                    -Today's Prayer-
Dear Lord, let my greatest fear be the fear of displeasing You. I will strive, Father, to obey Your commandments and seek Your will this day and every day of my life. Amen

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

Love and hugs,