Monday, July 30, 2012


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! Sunshine, humidity, and breezes are what's on  the weather map for today. It can be felt as soon as I stepped outside this morning, My mowing crew is finished already and the guys were already wet from the heat. And that is the way it will be for them all day.

I thought it was too warm even to shop Saturday, so I didn't! But, I went to the park where the trees give shade and coolness from the least for a little while. I saw a graceful white heron bending it's very long neck down toward the water, but other than squirrels, that was the only critter I saw.. I think the peacocks must have been relocated, because I have not seen them for months. They are beautiful, but a big nuisance. But God is good!

How can I face challenging, sometimes intimidating, opportunities?

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.

Our ability to face challenges is rooted in Christ, not in ourselves. With Christ's help, we can make the most of every opportunity.

Revelation  3:8 I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can shut. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.

We can trust that nothing will prevent us from fulfilling the opportunity God has for us.

How do I know if an opportunity is from the Lord?

 Joshua 1:7-9 Be strong and very courageous. Obey all the laws Moses gave you. Do not turn away from them, and you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed. I command you---be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

What does God promise to those who make the most of his opportunities?

Matthew 25:29 To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who are unfaithful, even what little they have will be taken away.

God honors faithfulness in little things with the privilege of responsibility for greater things.

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

Love and hugs,