Friday, August 9, 2013

Be Still

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! We have another duplicate of yesterday's weather...sunshine and heat in the morning and towards afternoon, clouds building and rain in the evening. Wow! Did we ever have rain for about thirty minutes! I guess people at the Bucs game got wet in the first quarter. I have to say the Rays do not have that problem!

While I was getting dressed this morning, Jason, my yard man, called to say he was outside but his mower was in the shop for repairs. So, he will be back this afternoon if his repairman has it ready. I was happy he called instead of coming to the door, so that was thoughtful of him. He also wanted me to call Lee down the street, to say he could not come today, yet. He thought Lee might be still in bed, and he was, but I talked to him for about fifteen minutes while he was still trying to think of a good reason to get up. :o) That's retirement for you!

My friend across the street had cooked a big pot of lima beans Wednesday,with all kinds of seasoning in them and brought me over a good portion of them, so I went to KFC and got two biscuits and cole slaw to go with them. As Louis' late uncle would say, "Mighty fine eatin'"! And I have enough for tonight!

I drove to the park and was revived by the peace and quiet, even though it was very warm and steamy in the afternoon. But God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Be  still and know that I am God.
Psalm 40:10 NKJV

The Bible teaches that a wonderful way to get
to know God is simply to be still and listen to Him.
But sometimes you may find it hard  to slow down
and listen. As the demands of everyday life weigh
down upon you, you may be tempted to ignore God's
presence or --worse yet--to rebel against His
 commandments. But, when you quiet yourself and
acknowledge His presence, God touches your heart
and restores your spirits. So why not let him do it
right now? If you really want to know him better,
silence is a wonderful place to start.

                          Great Thoughts

Speed-reading may be a good thing, but it was never meant
for the Bible. It takes calm, thoughtful, prayerful meditation
on the Word to extract its deepest nourishment.

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

Love and hugs,