Thursday, March 17, 2011

Haggai 1:5-11

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! Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! I am wearing green today, but I really don't have to since I am green! How many are having corned beef and cabbage today? As far as I know, I am not, but it's a good thought.

I spend a quiet day yesterday, seeing a couple people who came for various services.  Read most of the day, but did get out to the park. Once again the turtles were plastered against the weir bank and a great blue heron was looking down in the water for an unwary fish to come his way. The oak trees are almost through shedding, thankfully, so the road is not covered as much. Also, my front porch stays cleaner longer, now. However, my window sills are yellow with pollen, which needs to be washed off. But God is good!

The scripture this morning, is from an email sent in 2003 from the friend that this morning devotional was started for...actually for him and his business.

-- Haggai 1:5-11 NIV
Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it. " This is what the Lord Almighty says; "Give careful thought to your ways. Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and and be honored," says the Lord. You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. why?" declares the Lord Almighty, "because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house. Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the oil and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and on the labor of your hands. "
The words of Haggai are a warning as well as a blessing. We need to focus on the author of our faith and less on our own selfish ways. When we are able to focus our worship on HIM and on HIS plan for our lives, then the "details" of our lives get sorted out according to HIS will.
(thanks, Gil.)

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

Love and hugs,