Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Matthew 6

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! Believe it or not, it is chilly this morning! I had put away all the winter stuff and now I am thinking I will need a blanket for tonight!  Strange weather, but beautiful!

The wind really cleaned out the dead branches and twigs from the oaks yesterday. It blew fiercely most of the day, so the front porch was really littered. I swept it off after supper, but the wind was still blowing, so I talked to myself while sweeping what was blowing back from where I had already cleaned....I had an appointment with my podiatrist yesterday and when I arrived at his small waiting room, I could hardly enter because of wheelchairs all over the place. I thought I would have a long wait and was ready to reschedule, but turns out all the people were waiting for transportation back to their assisted living facility. They had been there since morning! So I only had about a fifteen minute wait and got my toes attended to. My feet are just plain worn out! Probably started when I went barefoot all summer growing up here.  Then I went out to Walmart to gas up the van, and was very pleased to see that gas was 3.60 per gal. with my card!

I finished up my driving for the day by going to Steak and Shake to buy a yummy half price milkshake. I had already been to the park and seen all the greenery and a few people enjoying looking at critters in the water, as they hung over the bridge rail. I never fail to get excited by graceful egrets, and the colors of the lilies, trees and grass and a very large snapper turtle drying out on the bank by the weir. God is good!   (speaking of critters, the large gecko is till in the house, in a bedroom, but getting skinny.)

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Teaching about Money and Possessions

Matthew 6:19-24
Don't store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves. Wherever your treasure is , there your heart and thoughts will also be.

Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness. If the light you think you have is really darkness, how deep that darkness will be!

No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life--whether you ave enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not.

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

Love and hugs,