Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Live on Purpose

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!  It's another overcast morning, which is good, and last night just before I went to bed after watching the Rays and Gators lose, I heard rain showering down. I didn't get up to look out, but it sounded pretty hard for a short time. God is making up for the dry May and half of June!

I had a tiring workout of walking in Target yesterday. I hardly ever shop at Target, so am not quite familiar with their lay-out. What I was looking for was paper goods, and a certain hand lotion, which they apparently do not carry.  Anyway, I walked from front to back, sideways, and up and down, and finally found a Khaki and red shirt clad employee who directed me back to the front left. Sheesh! I should have gone to familiar Walmart! As I checked out, a big clap of thunder sounded and when I walked out  lightning was flashing! I thought I would have to drive home in a big rainstorm, but nothing happened. All sound and fury, but no rain drops.

I saw a beautiful white egret at the park, fishing, and on the way out, a park worker had stopped his truck just at the intersection, to get out and rescue a large soft-shelled turtle, who was way out of his territory in the middle of the street. Some construction workers were just standing, looking at it, Probably not willing to touch its algae covered back, but the worker had gloves which he pulled on so he could pick it up and not get snapped at. God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

God chose you to be his people, so I urge you now to live the life to which God called you. Ephesians 4:1 NCV
Life is best lived on purpose. And purpose, like everything else in the universe, begins with God. Whether you realize it or not, God has a plan for your life, a divine calling, a direction in which He is leading you. When you welcome God into your heart and establish a genuine relationship with Him, He will begin, in time, to make His purposes known. 

Sometimes, God's intentions will be clear to you; other times, God's plan will seem uncertain at best. But even on those difficult days when you are unsure which way to turn, you must never lose sight of these overriding facts: God created  you for a reason; He has important work for you to do; and He's waiting patiently for you to do it.
And the next step is up to you.

                                                -Great Thoughts-
In the very place where God has put us, whatever its limitations, whatever kind of work it may be, we may indeed serve the Lord Christ.                                
                                                 Elisabeth Elliott

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

Love and hugs,