Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Put God in His Rightful Place

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 a little chilly this morning, so I have to keep moving, but the sun is shining and the air is dryer, so our cool front came through. I washed the blankets on my bed yesterday and it took me half a day to get the bed made, while I waited for them to dry. They felt good last night!

I did some more shopping, and stood in line which was moving very quickly. Guess you have to expect that this time of year! I still need to go back out and get the rest of what I forgot! No matter how much I write notes, I still forget to add something I need! Sigh. Oh, well,  some things never change.

My yard man was here this morning, so I am already running late with what I had planned to do and time is not waiting for me. My cleaning ladies are coming this afternoon, so I need to get some things done before they come. I will just keep plugging away until I catch up!

I drove through the park on my last lap of the day, and saw the anhinga wiring out his wings on the weir. There has been a truck parked across the canal for a couple days, and I can't read the insignia on the side, but I am curious about it. Maybe my friend, Dave, will know what it is and why it is there. Anyway, I enjoy the unhurried pace and peacefulness in the park. God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Do not worship any other gods besides me.
              Exodus 20:3 NLT

If you really want to know God, you should start by putting Him first in your life. So here's a question worth thinking about. Have you made God your top priority by offering Him your heart, your soul, your talents, and your time? Or are you in the habit of giving God little more than a few hours on Sunday morning? The answer to these questions will determine, to a surprising extent, the quality of your life and the content of your character.

As you contemplate your own relationship with God remember this: all of mankind is engaged in the practice of worship.Some folks choose to worship God and, as a result reap the joy that He offers to His children. Other folks, folks who are stubbornly determined to do it" their way", distance themselves from  God by worshiping such things as earthly possessions or personal gratification...and when they do, they suffer.

Does God rule your heart? If you sincerely want to know Him, you must answer yes-you must put your Creator in first place. No exceptions.

                       -Today's Prayer_

Dear Lord, you are the rock upon which I will build my life.
You have given me so much, and I am thankful. Today I will
strive to put You first in all I do.

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

Love and hugs,