Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Holiness before Happiness

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will be glad and rejoice in it! We had 80 degree temps yesterday and it looks like today will be more of the same! I have had the air on for the last couple of days and it has felt good. The house gets a little stuffy in the afternoons and we have had seventy for a low for a couple days.

Yesterday I had the yard man and today I have an appointment, the pest control guy, and my cleaning ladies coming, so it looks like a busy day shaping up! Which means taking time to pray more!
I arrived at the park yesterday in time to see the wet, shiny, big gator pull himself up on the bank near the weir. The other small one was still behind the cattails. Yesterday, while I was out talking to the Jason, after he mowed, a couple ibis came flying by, but one flew up in the oak tree where we were standing and just perched and looked at us. Evesdropping! But God is good!
From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.  Matthew 5:6

Because you are an imperfect human being, you are not 
"perfectly" happy--and that's perfectly okay with God. He is far less
concerned with your happiness than he is with your

God continuously reveals himself in everyday life, but He does not do so in 
order to make you contented:
He does so in order to lead you to His Son. So don't be 
overly concerned with your current level of happiness; it will 
change. Be more concerned with the current state of your 
relationship with Christ. He does not change. And because your
Savior transcends time and space, you can be comforted in the 
knowledge that in the end, His joy will become your joy...for all
                                     Great Thoughts
Sin will grow without sowing, but holiness needs cultivation.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with
thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,