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, I wrote about the peculiar looking skies yesterday, and sure, enough, it did rain the middle of the day. Then a very hot sun, and more clouds and then a thunderstorm last night. So, today looks like more of the same, but that's okay, we can store it up for the dry months.
I saw a black spot on the carpet this morning, and, as I was about to pick it up, it moved! Then I realized it was a teeny, tiny, froggie. He seemed to be single minded and was hopping into the kitchen too fast for me to try to capture, so I took the fly swatter and put it in front of him, which brought him to a halt, then I picked him up with a tissue, and deposited him outdoors where he belonged. He must have come in when I opened the front door to get the paper. And yes, after my last call to the Times, the paper is now being tossed onto the porch!
As I was in the library yesterday, a lady walked up to me and asked if I attended FCC. I said yes and she asked if she looked familiar to me. I told her I had seen her face, but did not know her name, so she told me her name and asked mine, twice, and said she had never met anyone with that name before. I told her I had not, either, but thanked her for stopping to speak to me. I was a little embarrassed because I was just wiping my nose, since my allergies were disturbed by a couple who came near me, reeking of cigarette smoke! The same thing happened to me in the doctors waiting room a couple days ago. An elderly lady smoked before she came in and once again, my air was polluted by the awful smell. I think smokers noses are so deadened, they don't realize how annoying their habit its to other people. Well, enough ranting for today.
I got over to the park and there the air was fresh, warm and humid. Good stuff! I saw an anhinga on the weir, and a great white heron in the canal, and noticed another tree down across the canal just beyond the weir. But God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I know God hears my prayers?
Psalm 134:18 The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely.
The Lord invites us to make prayer our first response rather than our last resort. He always listens to those who are honest with him.
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name and will humble themselves and pray ande seek my face and turn from their wicked way, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.
1 Peter 3:12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those wo do evil.
Since prayer is a conversation with God, we must approach God with the same love and courtesy we bring to any relationship we value. We must be humble, not arrogant. We must admit our sin and seek God's forgiveness.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,