Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Make the most of the Time you"ve been given

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! Clouds all day yesterday, and sunshine today. Who can predict accurately the weather?

I heard rain for the next five days, but it doesn't look like it today.It was sprinkling very lightly, more like a fog, when I drove to the doctor's yesterday, so the car did not get too messed up, except a bird bombed the windshield. Grrr!

I visited the park later in the day and saw an anhinga with wings spread wide, very close to the road by the weir. A car had pulled over and I think the driver was taking pics of the bird. Then, close to the weir, an ibis was almost hidden against the shrubbery on the bank. There were a lot more people in the parking area than I expected. Lots of folks enjoying the cloudy day!

Well, I had an unexpected phone call early this morning after I had my shower. My friend across the street saw that my outside light was still on, and was calling to see if I was okay. I just had not turned it off yet, but it is good to have a caregiver so close. She is always looking out for me, as well as cleaning my house with her business partner.  God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time.
Proverbs 12:11 NLT

Time is a non-renewable gift from God. But sometimes,
we treat our time here on earth as if it were not a gift at all.
We may be tempted to invest our lives in trivial pursuits 
and mindless diversions. But our Father in heaven wants us to do more...
much more.

Are you one of those people who puts things off until the 
last minute? Do you waste time doing things that don't matter
very much while putting off the important things until  it's
too late to do the job right? If so, now's the time to start
making better choices.

It may seem like you've got all the time in the world to do the
things you need to do, but time is shorter than you think. Time
here on earth is limited...use it or lose it!

                                                         - Great Thoughts-
Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously  into the fog
of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly 
what is required of me now.
                                           Elizabeth Elliot

Our time is short! The time we can invest for God, in creative
things, in receiving our fellowmen for Christ, is short!
                                           Billy Graham

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

Love and hugs.