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! Well, just as I thought, we had a frog strangler of a rain right at going home time yesterday!
And, I was caught out in it. I had gone to pick up some supper, thinking I had plenty of time before the dark , threatening clouds started dripping, but wow, was I wrong! As I started home the rain started and soon it was coming down so hard, I had the windshield wipers going full blast. But I soon made it home and was glad to get into the garage!
I was surprised yesterday when a tree man came with Jason, the lawn guy, and his helper. They had mentioned this man who trims trees and sure enough, he came and after the estimate and go ahead from me, they started right in to take off all the overhang from the four trees, two in the front and two in the back, Meantime, I had planned to go out and do some shopping, so after they got all the branches piled in the front, they left to get a big trailer to load it in and I took off to run my errands. I got back about an hour later and they still had not come back, but after a half hour or so , they came and cleaned everything up. For a small operation, they did a good job, so I was pleased.
I took time to go to the park after all my running around and saw lots of people walking, and taking their dogs for a good walk. Of course, with all the rain, everything is very green and growing fast. An anhinga was on the weir drying the wings and a heron was on the other side, just resting.
Last night as I was preparing for bed, I noticed something strange under the pc desk. I thought it was a lizard, but did not want to touch it, so, as it wasn't moving, I dropped a shoe on it and it still didn't move, so I left it there and decided that whatever it is, would not be bothering me as I slept, so I said a prayer that it would stay still all night. I still think it is a dead lizard, and is still under the desk, but my cleaning ladies are coming today, so I will ask one of them to get rid of it! Thank God for protection! God is good!
From the little devotional book, Knowing God:
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
John 8:12 NKJV
There's really no way around it: if you want to know God, you've got to get to know His Son. And that's good, because getting to know Jesus can-and should- be the most enriching experience of your life.
Can you honestly say that you're passionate about your faith and that you're really following Jesus?Hopefully so. But if you're preoccupied with other things-or if you're strictly a one-day-a-week Christian-then you're in need of a major-league spiritual makeover.
Jesus doesn't want you to be a lukewarm believer: Jesus wants you to be a "new creation" through Him. And that's exactly what you should want for yourself, too. Nothing is more important than your wholehearted commitment to never be an afterthought; it must be your ultimate priority, your ultimate possession, and your ultimate passion.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,