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! Once again we have a ditto day, which is what we had yesterday and the day before. Apparently, there was quite a show of lightning with the storm that rolled in over Tampa Bay last night, but I did not go outside to see it, even though it was not close. I did think it was going to pour again, but got skipped . A small tornado touched down and did some damage in the upper part of the county. Seems to me, we never had so many tornadoes in the past, or maybe we just did not have so many ways to warn us.
When I went out to the garage to close the window in the door, I tried once again to get the two tiny lizards to leave, but one just kept going between the window and the screen, where I could not touch it, so I just had to trap him all night. I went out this morning to open the window and tried once again to let him go free, but he was not having any of it!
Yesterday I drove to the park, after I finished my ironing, and saw the big, brown tortoise ambling alongside the road. An ibis was all alone pecking around in the circle, but very few people were out. Then I drove to Steak and Shake and had a half price strawberry shake! Tasty on a hot day!
God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can God break the power of addiction in my life?
Galatians 5:22-25 When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this
kind of fruit in us; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Here there is no conflict with
Romans 8:5-9 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature, think about sinful things. But those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Holy Spirit. If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls my mind, there is life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God's laws, and it never will. That's why those who are still under control of their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You have the Spirit of Christ living in you. (And remember, that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them, are not Christians at all.)
God can break the power of addiction in your life when you give him
control. He will come into your life and change your hear and your desires.
Surrender to the Holy Spirit and God will replace addictive drives with
life affirming desires.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,