Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Do the right thing

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! Another cool, sunshiny fall day starts off this morning, but it will be warmer this afternoon, I am sure. There is quite a breeze blowing now, and the acorns are falling, so even though the front porch was clear for about fifteen minutes yesterday, today it is full again!

Speaking of acorns falling, something is going on with my chimney. We have a fireplace and I know the top of the chimney is covered, but I have heard noises inside it and sounds like something is dropping on the damper. I will have to think of someone who can climb up on the roof and take a look. I am afraid to open the damper, because of what might come out! This is in the back of the house, but there are also oak trees back there.

Yesterday I made another trip to the library, which was fairly quiet, though very busy, with a lot of people inside. Since the kids were still in school, only a couple were inside and they were very quiet. This is only one branch and since I see many people carrying books out, it is good to know that the written page is still appreciated! I have always had a love of reading  and used to read ahead in my sister's Literature books she brought home from school. She was a couple years ahead of me.

I took a little drive to the park and it was also very busy. The weather has been so nice, it is good to take advantage of the great outdoors! The benches were almost full as people just sat and enjoyed the breeze and the water flowing nicely. Squirrels were scampering about, as usual. and dog walkers were getting exercise along with their dogs. I did not see our feathered friends , which was very unusual, but, as usual, God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.
Matthew 5:6 NIV

If you want to know God, you should obey God, but obeying Him isn't always easy. You live in a world that presents countless temptations to stray far from God's path. So here's some timely advice: when you're confronted with sin, walk-or better yet, run-in the opposite direction.

When you seek righteousness for yourself-and when you seek the companionship of people who do likewise-you will reap the spiritual rewards that God has in store for you.

When you live in accordance with God's commandments, you will be blessed. When you genuinely seek to follow in the footsteps of God's Son, you will experience God's presence, God's peace, and God's abundance.

So make yourself this promise: Support only those activities that further God's Kingdom and your own spiritual growth. Then, prepare to reap the blessings that God has promised to all those who live according to His will and His Word.

                                                                                       -Great Thoughts-

Come work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours are long, and the pay is low, but the retirement benefits are out of this world.

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

Love and hugs,