Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What are the benefits of discernment?

Good Nov. first 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 was cooler than I had expected when I arose this morning, but lots of wind and drier air are moving in, so another touch of fall  is here.

Last night, I left my porch light off, as did most of the neighbors, and just heard the doorbell ring about 6:30, but was busy in the kitchen and did not get to the door before whoever it was had turned away. So, I turned the light on about 9:30 and heard a noisy group come and pound on the door and ring the doorbell. I honestly was a little afraid to open the door, because it was later than they should have been out, so after more noise they kicked the door or threw something at it and left and I turned the light back off. Not a happy Halloween for them...

But, on a happier note, I walked out to the entrance bridge at Sawgrass, and looked for the young gators, and much to my surprise, I saw two of them, twins, facing each other on a mud bank, with their eyes half closed and heads up, enjoying the sun, which by that time, was shining brightly after a morning rain. While I was watching them, a baby gator came crawling up beside them and then crossed over behind them and rested there, too.I walked on to the end of the bridge and saw movement in the hydrilla,. and there was another older baby gator crawling up on a small log out of the water. I thought there was another baby lying in the water beside that one, but couldn't be sure. The water was flowing swiftly, pushing hydrilla bunches along with it. It was a beautiful day! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding.

Proverbs 3:21-23 My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling.

Proverbs 4:12 If you live a life guided by wisdom, you won't limp or stumble as you run.
Discernment enhances the quality of our life and our discipleship. Godly wisdom and understanding keep us from tripping over the lies and deceptions of the devil.

9:11 Wisdom will multiply your day and add years to your life.

Discernment preserves our lives, keeping us from the dangers that threaten to destroy us.

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis