Monday, October 29, 2012

How can I be sure God will direct my future in this life?

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! Windy and brisk today! Last night I put a light blanket on the bed for the first time this fall and was I glad I did! The house has cooled down to about 70 and while that is nice to some people, it is chilly to me when I am sleeping! I hated to get out from under the covers !

I saw some interesting things this weekend. When I was going around Lynch Lake, I saw a woodstork actually eating something. I have only watched them as they just sit around all huddled up, looking discouraged. And very near above it was an osprey perched on a wire.  I love seeing wildlife all around. When I was in the park, a beautiful white egret was curling its neck preening and a flock of ibis were swarming together pecking all around.

Friday evening I watched livestream the Cleveland Hi, Cleveland, TN. football team play their last game, but mostly I watched the band march and play, because Matthew beats the big bass drum. The picture is actually on Youtube simultaneously! And that band has been invited to Universal Studios in Dec. for the Macy's Christmas parade!. so Brian and I are planning to be there if all works out. That is something exciting to look forward to! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Psalm 32:8 The Lord says,"I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you."

The Lord directs our steps. Though the pathway may lead through dark valleys or seem to take unnecessary detours, we will one day look back and discover that the Lord's way was best.

Jeremiah 29:11
"I know the plans I have for you,"says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

To often we doubt God's care. We are tempted to think he is neglecting us  or giving us the bare minimum. We have hope in the knowledge that God, our loving Creator, will always give us his best.

Philippians 1:6 
I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.

God finishes what he starts. We should not allow the limitations of our finite perspective to blind us to the promise that God will complete the work in us. Our future is secure in Christ.

I always thank God for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,