Thursday, February 16, 2012

Be Still

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! Another sunny, cool day with wind picking up and maybe some rain later.  But, the wind makes more leaves come off the oak trees and yesterday I discovered that it is not good for me to sweep or rake leaves. My nose starts dripping and I start sneezing, so I have finally developed another allergy or sensitivity! Well, I will just have to get someone to do the job for me.

Yesterday, I was driving around Lynch Lake and saw a large flock of ducks or anhingas, I could not tell which, on the grass all looking up. It was a funny sight to see all the beaks pointed up. If I had not been driving, I would have been tempted to look up to see what they were so interested in!(BTW, speaking of looking up, last night just after sunset, I went outside to look up and saw Jupiter and Venus putting on a show high in the sky!  Beautiful! ) I drove on to the park later on, and saw the fat, wet, black gator on one side and several turtles on the other side, enjoying the warm sunshine. God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10 NKJV

The Bible teaches that a wonderful way to get to know God is simply to be still and listen to Him. But sometimes, you may find it hard to slow down and listen. As the demands of everyday life weigh down upon you, you may be tempted to ignore God's presence or-worse yet- to rebel against His commandments. But, when you quiet yourself and acknowledge His presence, God touches your heart and restores your spirits. So why not let Him do it right now? If you really want to know Him better, silence is a wonderful place to start.

                         -Great Thoughts-

I have come to recognize that He never asks us to do anything He has not already done. He never takes us anyplace where he has not been ahead of us. What he is after is not performance, but a relationship with us.
                             Gloria Gaither

                     - Today's Prayer-

Lord, your Holy Word is a light unto the world; let me studay it, trust it, and share it with all who cross my path. Let me discover You, Father,, in the quiet moments of the day. And, in all that I say and do, help me to be a worthy witness as I share the Good News of Your perfect Sond and Your perfect Word. Amen.

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

Love and hugs,