Friday, August 16, 2013

Effective Prayer

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!  It's kinda overcast and breezy today and thunderstorms are predicted as usual, but it is still very warm and humid.

I hear my yard man riding his mower right now, so he is getting his work done while it is dry.Well, a slight interruption while I went outside and talked to Jason for a while. He was dripping wet already from the humidity and already doing four yards. I would never be able to do outside work in weather like this!

Yesterday, I was on the phone for a total of over an hour, including waiting time, trying to get solutions to a question with my health care provider...while she was persistent and called me back when I suggested that instead of waiting on the phone, I was a little frustrated by the fact that all the associates I spoke with had pronounced foreign accents, sometimes difficult for me to understand. I am still working on a solution to the problem with my local primary care. But I am learning a lot of patience through this experience!

I saw the tortoise going into his tunnel yesterday in the park and wondered if he goes in their head first, how does he get turned around to come back out head first? Maybe it is wider down inside than it looks on the entrance...

I also saw a lovely egret quickly pecking at an unwary fish or frog in the canal. Seems like each fish or fowl is part of the food chain for some other critter. That's God's plan and He is Good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 7:7-11
Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for.
Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and
the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives.
Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone
who knocks. You parents, if your children ask for a loaf of bread
do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish
do you give them a snake?   Of course not! If you sinful
people know how to give good gifts to your children, how
much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to
those who ask him.

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

Love and hugs,