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! The pollen from the oaks has finally eased off, at least, when I sweep the porch it stays leaf and dust free for a day or two, so that is good. The bad news is, all the other trees are now blooming, so dust will be around for awhile. My neighbor's citrus trees are blooming and the fragrance is wonderful! The orange blossom scent has never been captured in a bottle, yet!
I had some testing done yesterday..first, I went to the lab and the parking lot was full in front. I saw a car pulling out, so waited with my blinker on and when the car pulled out, a car from the other direction pulled right in! I decided it was just a parking space, nothing to get upset about, and found another one. Then, after I had a very late breakfast, I went to Beall's and waited for a cashier..only one was working and she had a customer who had a very complicated purchase and return to make. Finally, another cashier came and cheerfully took my purchases. Next, I went to Publix, where shopping was not a pleasure. I was in the cereal aisle, where a box had fallen down and then before I could pick it up, a customer picked it up for me, and when I walked down the aisle a ways and stopped to look. I was bumped firmly with a cart. It was the same man who had picked up the cereal box. He had been reading his list and ran right into me! He apologized profusely and asked if I was Okay, which I was. Then, when I went to the checkout, which were all crowded with lines, I picked the shortest, and the customer two ahead of me could not get her card to work, so someone with her used hers, then she decided to buy something else, and I wound up waiting about twenty minutes. The lady just ahead of me, was only buying ice cream, which was probably soft by the time she got checked out.! Through it all, I kept my cool, and was glad to have listened to the sermon on testing, Sunday!
But I drove to the park afterwards and all was calm and serene. Turtles on the bank of the weir, squirrels racing across the road, and a majestic great white heron fishing ! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I best use time?
Psalm 90:12 Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to lose. A time to keep quiet and a time to speak up. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time for war and a time for peace. What do people really get for all their hard work? I have thought about this in connection with the various kinds of work God has given people to do. God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.
Valuing time begins with seeing it from God's perspective. When we do this, we learn that there is always time for accomplishing God's plans for our lives.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,