Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Teachings from Matthew

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! Even though  we had a lot of clouds yesterday, not a drop fell and today the sun is bright and already the temp is in the eighties and humidity is high, Another warm day in Florida!

I really enjoy looking at the cloud formations during this rainy season...towering piled up clouds in brilliant white, mixed with dark rain clouds lower down. It must be wonderful to be a pilot and look down on what we see on the ground with different eyes!

Yesterday I took a trip down 4th Street to the cleaners and saw new construction businesses thriving. Then I came back by Crescent Lake park and admired the vast grassy lots and serenity of the lake when traffic was whizzing by right beside the peace. I ended up at Sawgrass, where all was quiet in the heat. Very few people were out and I did not even see an ibis. Lots of squirrels, though. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 6:25-34
So I tell you,  don't worry about everyday life--
whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes.
Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing?
Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or
harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly
Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to
him than they are. Can all your worries add a single
moment to your life? Of course not.

And why worry about your clothes? Look at the
lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make
their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not
dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares
so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and
gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you?
You have so little faith!

So don't worry about having enough food or drink
or clothes. Why be like the pagans who are so
deeply concerned about these things?  Your heavenly
Father already knows all your needs, and he will
give you all you need from day to day if you live
for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.

So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow  will
bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.

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

Love and hugs,