Thursday, November 17, 2011

Teaching About Giving to the Needy

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! When I stepped outside this morning, there was a peculiar light to the sky, almost yellowish, so I knew something was going to happen with the weather, Sure enough, when I turned on the TV, I saw the long line of showers that was moving toward us, bringing cooler air behind it. So I was hoping for a downpour, but instead, we had a very short rain and water is still dripping off the roof, but the rain looks to be over. The clouds are breaking up and it looks like a nice day coming up.

My ladies came to clean house yesterday afternoon, and they are always fun to be with and catch up on the neighborhood news! One likes to talk and the other likes to clean, but they make a good team together. I enjoy them and enjoy the way the house looks when they finish. Cheryl is a caregiver at heart, and always reminds me to lock the door when they leave.

I went to the park yesterday and saw a couple turtles clinging to the side of the weir, and further down, the large gopher tortoise was crouched outside his tunnel home, watching the world go by. Not many people were out, but the busy squirrels certainly were. they are getting fat and sassy! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 6:1-4
"Take care! Don't do your good deeds  publicly, to be admired, because then you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give a gift to someone in need, don't shout about it as the hypocrites do---blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I assure you, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone, don't tell your left hand what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in secret, and your Father who knows all secrets, will reward you.

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

Love and hugs,