Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Keep Growing

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! This is another in the long string of cloud free, sunny days. Great weather for the Grand Prix this weekend, and spring training, but we could really use some rain. Time to start praying for rain!

I am feeling the effects of my long walk from yesterday, so I guess i did not stretch enough afterwards. My leg muscles and feet are achy this morning, but, unfortunately, my appetite is not. I had an egg instead of my usual oatmeal. Not just an egg, but a couple slices of bacon, hash browns and toast. It was good for a change!

The oak trees in the park are still shedding their dust. On the way back to the car I had to walk under the trees and the wind picked up and showered me with the stuff. That is why I was using up tissues so fast!. I went back to the park yesterday afternoon, but did not walk. Lots of people were, though and also enjoying picnics. I was on my way to Walmart, where I discovered gas had gone down about ten cents from last week when I bought it, so I filled up the tank, along with a lot of other people. Then I decided to check out the parking situation to see if I could find one within sight of the store, and was pleasantly surprised to see a space close to the entrance, so I went in and shopped from one end to the other. I got lots of exercise yesterday! But I did not see beautiful sights in there like I did at the park! No birds, no fish in the wild, no gators, just lots of people and lots of merchandise. But God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

As newborn babies want milk, you should want the pure and simple teaching, By it you can grow up and be saved. 1 Peter 2:2 NCV
If you sincerely want to know God, then you can't be satisfied to be a stagnant believer. God's plan for you includes a lifetime of prayer, praise, and spiritual growth. As a Christian, you can--and should--continur to grow in the love and the knowledge of your Savior as long as you live.

I fyou cease to grow, either emotionally or spiritually, you do yourself a profound disservice. But, if you study God's Word, if you obey His commandments, and if you live for the protection of His will, you will not be a stagnant believer, you will, instead, ba a growing Christian...and that;s exactly what God wants you to be.

God loves us
the way we are,
but He loves us
too much to leave
us that way.
Leighton Ford

                                              - Great Thoughts-

I've never met anyone who became instantly mature. It's a painstaking process that God takes us through, and it includes
such things as waiting, failing, losing, and being misunderstood-each calling for extra doses of perseverance.
                                                                                                                   Charles Swindoll

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

Love and hugs,