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's kinda overcast this morning, but that may be fog that has not burned off, yet. I must have gotten up about twenty minutes earlier than I thought, because my bedside clock has one time on it and the clocks on the other side of the bed have a different time. My PC says 9:39m but my clock says 10:02. Hmm, something is wrong with my clock. It is only about forty years old...a clock, radio, telephone. I bought it from Penney's when the old Pinellas Park Mall was still standing. Sigh. Some changes are good.
Yesterday I ran some errands and ended up at the park, looking for a little peace. I saw a flock of ibis pecking around a picnic table where a man was peacefully enjoying his lunch. The ibis were not looking for handouts; in fact, they were only passing by on their never ending quest to find grubs. The canal was so peaceful and calm, reflecting the trees along side it. Since school was just getting out, there were not too many people, yet.
I was watching the leaves falling, as I was having my devotions this morning, and, since I have not swept the porch off yet, it is getting more and more leaves. But that's okay, because there will be a lot more on it by this afternoon. My azaleas are much prettier this year than I expected, and the old bush in the backyard is just gorgeous, with beautiful deep pink flowers! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
When the ground soaks up the rain that falls
on it and bears a good crop for the farmer, it has
the blessing of God. But if a field bears thistles and
thorns, it is useless. The farmer will condemn that field
and burn it.
Dear friends, even though we are talking like this,
we really don't believe that it applies to you. We are
confident that you are meant for better things, things
that come with salvation. For God is not unfair. He will
not forget how hard you have worked for him and how
you have shown your love to him by caring for other
Christians, as you still do. Our great desire is that you will
keep right on loving others as long as life lasts, in order
to make certain that what you hope for will come true.
Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent.
Instead, you will follow the example of those who are
going to inherit God's promises because of their faith
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,