Last night I stepped outside to look at the beautiful display of Venus and Jupiter in the western sky. Once again, they are very close together and will be for a while! Praise God for His design!
I swept off the porch yesterday evening and waved at neighbors walking their pup, other people taking walks and prospects looking at the house across the street which is for sale. Lots of activity in the evenings now, with more daylight.
I did some errands yesterday, and then to the park to see some action. I did not see much action; just a lot of people enjoying the gorgeous weather and egrets high in a bare tree. The leaves have not come back, yet, but soon. The ever present ibis were in abundance, and the squirrels, of course. Some of the squirrels will sit in the middle of the street to nibble on their acorns, so I was behind a car which swerved out in the other lane to avoid the squirrel, not knowing that they leap across to safety whenever a car comes close! Daring little critters! God is good!
From the little devotional book Knowing God:
Open yourself up to God's surprising plans
But as it is written,
what no eye has seen and no ear has heard,
and what has never come into a man's heart,
is what God has prepared for those who love Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 HCSB
God has plans for your life, wonderful, surprising plans...but He won't force those plans upon you. To the contrary, He has given you free will, the ability to make decisions on your own. With that freedom to choose comes the responsibility of living with the consequences of the choices you make.
If you seek to live in accordance with God's will for your life--and you should--then you will live in accordance with His commandments You will study God's Word, and you will be watchful for His signs. You will associate with fellow Christians who will encourage your spiritual growth, and you will listen to that inner voice that speaks to you in the quiet moments of your daily devotionals.
God intends to use you in wonderful , unexpected ways if you let Him. The decision to seek God's plan and to follow it is yours and yours alone. The consequences of that decision have implications that are both profound and eternal, so choose carefully.
Dear Lord, I know that You have a plan for me. Today, I will seek your will in every aspect of my life. I will seek to live obediently, courageously, and wisely. Heavenly Father, please make me watchful for Your signs and accepting of Your love, this day and forever. Amen
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,