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! Once again when I stepped outside, I heard the sounds of the busy birds chirping all over the neighborhood. What a happy sound! This is another in our string of beautiful days!
I got out to do some shopping yesterday and happened to drive by the big MacDonald's at Northeast Shopping Center. I think that is the biggest one in St. Petersburg, and as usual, it was very busy. No, I do not eat at Mickey D's. I used to get their salads, but other places have better salads.
But on my way back, after shopping, I drove to the park and saw some cars and trucks. Quite a few business people in their trucks stop in to have lunch and a nature break. It is a good change of scene for them. I watched a graceful egret take off from the lake and fly quite a distance looking for a place to touch down...poetry in motion. Their slow stalking on the ground is in contrast to the busy squirrels, who hardly ever walk, but scurry every place, except when they stop to munch on something, usually in the middle of the road! But, God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Trust in the Lord and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart's desires.
Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust him, and he will help you,
He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn,
and the justice of your cause will shine
like the noonday sun.
Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don't worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.
Stop your anger!
Turn from your rage!
Do not envy others--
it only leads to harm.
For the wicked will be destroyed,
But those who trust in the Lord
will possess the land.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,