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! Looks like another overcast day, but that is OK, because it keeps the temps. a little cooler. We did not have any rain yesterday, but maybe today.
I wrote about the blackbirds that were scratching out the mulch. Well, a whole flock came yesterday and made a mess scratching out mulch and acorns up and down the driveway and sidewalk. I waited until all was clear before I went out and swept everything up. Tomorrow, Dave the yardman, will come and blow everything I missed, until it's all clean. I think the birds even scratched the leaves off the rain gutter cover, because the porch was covered with stuff, too. They don't miss a trick!
I did some shopping yesterday morning, enjoying the clouds that covered the hot sun, as I walked to and from stores, and then a little house cleaning in the afternoon. Afterward, I went to the park to enjoy the quiet shade and heat for a few minutes. I saw a beautiful tri-colored heron and an anhinga spreading its wings. Very few people, though. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
1 Corinthians 3:7-9, 13-15
The ones who do the planting or watering aren't important, but God is important because he is the one who makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work as a team with the same purpose. Yet they will be rewarded individually, according to their own hard work. We work together as partners who belong to God. You are God's field, God's building, not ours....
But there is going to come a time of testing at the judgment day to see what kind of work each builder has done. Everyone's work will be put through the fire to see whether or not it keeps its value. If the work survives the fire, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builders themselves will be saved, but like someone escaping through a wall of flames.
21 So don't take pride in following a particular leader. Everything belongs to you: Paul and Apollos and Peter; the whole world and life and death; the present and the future. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs, Amaryllis