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! Rain is dripping from the roof and the sky is still overcast, but I think the sun will be out sometime today, as the weather turns colder. The sprinkles should not keep anyone from voting, though. I have voted absentee ballot for several years and that, for me, is a good way to vote.
I have been busy this morning, with washing sheets, drying them and putting them back on the bed. I also changed quilts and put the Amish quilt on made by my late friend in 1986. We had traveled to Middlebury, IN to visit my Grandpa's old farm, which is right across the unpaved street from her house. I had ordered it by mail, because they did not have a phone, and told her what colors I wanted, so it was just perfect when I picked it up. We were privileged to have a meal with them and later, her husband, took us for a buggy ride, around the neighborhood, where Will pointed out the houses of relatives, I did not know I had. It was a memorable time!
I ran a few errands yesterday, and took a brief ride in the park. I saw a couple anhingas drying out on the weir, and on the right side , the family of moorhens was paddling around. There were not many people out, but some dog walkers and others enjoying the day. A large gopher popped out of his hole and took a look around and decided to go back down when some people got too close. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I experience God's guidance?
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do no depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.
The first step in guidance is knowing where to put your trust. Travelers rely on maps when visiting new places. In the same way, we must trust God to lead us and realize our own limitations. We do not understand all the complexities of life, and the Lord does.
Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for.
Keep on looking and you will find. Keep on knocking and
the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives.
Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is open to everyone who
knocks. You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do
you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you
give them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people know how
to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your
heavenly Father give good gifts to those ask Him.
God invites us to pray so that we will know him more fully as our loving Father
and understand ourselves more clearly as well. Even as a parent gives more`
and more responsibility to a child as he or she grows, so the Lord expects
us to take responsibility for seeking and following his direction.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,