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 a ditto day for the weather...just like yesterday, except there is a breeze blowing this morning. Bright sun, and a few puffy clouds,,perfect!
I finally had to go shopping, so I went to Publix and was very tempted to use one of their electric wheelchairs. I have had a really sore right heel and ankle lately and was barely able to make it through the store without having to sit down. I have had this pain for some time now, and asked my podiatrist about it, but he was not too concerned..(should be his heel). Then I told my primary care doc about it, but he said since I am not diabetic, he did not know how to fix it. So now, I have an appointment with the Pierce Clinic, and maybe they can do something for it. It hurts!
Enough of my complaining, though. I was thankful for God's provision and met one of my friends from church while shopping. Her husband is being treated for cancer, so my complaints seem small compared to her situation. The store was not crowded and they only had three cashiers working, and no long lines, so I picked the right time to come.
I drove on over to the park and saw two pretty white egrets right away in the canal in front of the weir, and had to stop for a squirrel to cross the road. The canal had several ibis in it and people were looking over the bridge down into the water.. On the way out, I got behind two cars waiting for the light. It has an automatic trip, that has to be run over, but the first car was parked too far back, so we waited and waited for over five minutes. I thought about pulling up and telling him to drive forward, but he finally gave it the gun, and shot out on a red light. Just by him doing that, the light immediately changed, and the rest of us could go legally. But, God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What does assurance do for me when I confront every day problems?
We have a great High Priest who has gone to heaven. Jesus the Son of God. Let us cling to him and never stop trusting him. This great High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do , yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it.
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can come fearlessly
into God's presence, assured of his glad welcome.
The assurance of God's love gives us courage to come to him with
any problem, struggle or concern. Our prayers are never interruptions
to the Lord. When we knock, the door is always open to us.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving,
joy and love!
Love and hugs,