Friday, December 7, 2012

Be Still

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! It is overcast and damp and cool this morning, but I think the sun will soon be shining and warm things up a bit. There is a very slim chance of rain, but not much. But I was able to get the flag out, because today is Pearl Harbor Day. I remember exactly where I was, when I heard the news that Pearl Harbor had been attacked by the Japanese. From that time on, we read the Times every day to see the casualties list. Lucky Strike green went to war, and we had ration stamps for sugar, Also for gasoline. Praise God that war was over a lot sooner that the Vietnam war!

Yesterday I went to the Walmart N.S. and had some interesting experiences there. I was handed a long stemmed carnation in the produce dept., was complemented by a woman on my earrings, listened to a man of color about the state of different sexual lifestyles, (caused by a young man I had stopped for, because he was texting and not looking where he was going). He looked "different". The one talking to me never said anything offensive; just that his mother had seven sons, and wanted to raise them to be men. Shopping may be a pleasure at Publix, but Walmart has it beat for "different". :o)

Later in the afternoon, I got to the peaceful park and enjoyed the squirrels scampering up the trees and the people walking and taking photos with their cameras.God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 40:10 NKJV

The Bible teaches that a wonderful way to get to  know God is simply to be still and listen to Him. But sometimes you may find it hard to slow down and listen. As the demands of everyday life weigh down upon you, you may be tempted to ignore God's presence  or-worse yet- to rebel against His commandments. But, when you quiet yourself and acknowledge His presence, God touches your heart and restores your spirits. So why not let Him do it right now? If you really want to know Him better, silence is a wonderful place to start.

                                                                      Great Thoughts

I have come to recognize that He never asks us to do  anything He has not already done. He never takes us any place where he has not been ahead of us. What he is after is not performance, but a relationship with us.
Gloria Gaither

                                                                       Today's Prayer

Lord, your Holy Word is a light unto the world; let me study it , trust it , and share it with all who cross my path. Let me discover You, Father, in the quiet moments of the day. And, in all that I say and do, help me to be a worthy witness as I share the Good News of your perfect Son and Your perfect Word. Amen.

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

Love and hugs,