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! The weather people must be bored giving the same forecast every day! Once more, sunshine, cool and low eighties for a high. Perfect!
Last night I opened the blinds on my west windows and saw, once again, Jupiter and Venus almost side by side in the western sky...just beautiful! We will be treated to this display for awhile, now.
I finally got a good night's sleep after adjusting to the time change. It always takes me about three days before I am tuned to DST. In fact, I did not want to get out of bed this morning, but finally did.
Yesterday, while in the living room, I heard a loud thump against the window, and investigated, and saw a squirrel on the window sill. I had been throwing out peanuts for the squirrels, and apparently, they were trying to get in to get some more. I didn't realize that they were smart enough to know where the peanuts were coming from! I still have a plastic container that has teeth marks on it where they came in the garage to try to get at the peanuts. This was when Louis would sit outside and hand feed them. they would crawl up his pant leg and sit to eat them, but this is a whole different family of the little critters.
I also enjoyed seeing two big blackbirds perched on the rim of the water bowl I have on the porch. They get thirsty, too, and then the squirrels came to get a drink. It is a busy bowl! I went over to the park later on, but not much going on. I saw David's park ranger truck parked and wondered if he was walking the boardwalk. He called me later to say he had walked it , and had driven the back road to the trailer park across from the lake and saw two regular peacocks and one white one. I would love to see the white one, as I have only seen pictures of them! They have not been in the neighborhood of the park for months, so I thought someone had relocated them. But God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What are the benefits of loving others?
Matthew 10:42 If you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.
Hebrews 6:10 God is not unfair. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love for him by caring for other Christians, as you still do.The Lord remembers us when we remember others. He rewards us for giving others kindness and practical help.
How will God help me love others more?
Galatians 6:8-10 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the
Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone, especially our Christian brothers and sisters.
The Holy Spirit awakens our love for other. We can ask God to make us willing to love others-even those who are difficult-and God will hear our prayer.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,