After a great lunch with two long time friends, I went to the park, where all was quiet and peaceful. The canal water level is really low, with lots of the muddy bank showing, but still enough water for the gators and anhingas to swim in. I had to almost stop to allow a squirrel to make up its mind about crossing the road.
I heard a cardinal tweeting its call outside the house after I came home, but could not see it. They are very nervous birds, never still for long, but always moving. God is good!
From the little devotional book, Knowing God:
John said, "Change your hearts and lives because the kingdom of heaven is near."
Matthew 3:2 NCV
We live in a world that is always changing, but we worship a God that never changes--thank goodness! That means that we can be comforted in the knowledge that our Heavenly Father is the rock that simply cannot be moved: "I am the Lord, I do not change." (Malachi 3:6 NKJV)
The next time you face difficult circumstances, tough times, unfair treatment, or unwelcome changes, remember that some things never change--things like the love that you feel in your heart for your family and friends...and the love that God feels for you. So instead of worrying too much about life's inevitable challenges, focus your energies on finding solutions. Have faith in your own abilities, do your best to solve your problems, and leave the rest up to God.
With God, it isn't who you were that matters; it's who you are becoming.
Liz Curtis Higgs.
Conditions are always changing; therefore, I must not be dependent upon conditions. What matters supremely is my soul and my relationship to God.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs, Amaryllis