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 have had such a series of beautiful days that it seems a shame to pray for rain, but we do really need it. Everything has greened up so beautifully since the freezy days we had in the winter, that the rain would really help. I have a well, but I think the motor needs replacing or repair, because it won't pump any more so I can water the yard. Well, God will take care of it in His time!
It was so hot yesterday, when I went shopping, I didn't stay long outside and put on sunblock before going in the sun. So I did some chores around the house and felt good about getting those done. I also filled out a survey letter from St. Anthony's about my treatment in the ER about three weeks ago. Over all, it was OK if you have to be there, but lasted way too long! My thanks again to David for riding in the ambulance with me when Brian could not be reached.
I saw a line of ibis along the canal yesterday when I went to the park, and then the usual anhinga drying out wings..one on the weir and one on a dead limb sticking out of the canal. They can put their webbed feet on the smallest objects and balance there! There were not many people there yesterday..I only counted seven cars even though it was such a pretty day, but more probably came in later. It is a peaceful place to be. God is good!
These are scriptures that have meant a lot to me over the years from the NLT Promise Bible:
Paul's Prayer for Spiritual Empowering
When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen
(this scripture was underlined in a NLT Bible presented to me by Don Logue after I directed VBS one year)
I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin, and give you a new obedient heart."
So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,