Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Marching thru 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! Gone is our blue sky and sunshine, and instead, the sky is overcast and although it is still coolish, it will be warming up again this afternoon. But it was very nice having the low humidity for a few days!

There must not have been any school yesterday, because when I started out on some errands, I did not go through any school zones and at the time of day when I was on the road, there should have been several for me to go through. I am not complaining! So, after I finished, I drove through the Park, and saw more people than usual out and about. the canal is still very high from all the rain. I saw an immature egret on the weir, and had to caution a squirrel that darted across in front of me and then hesitated. But he escaped, by the hair on his tail!

After that visit, I waited in the drive-thru line for a delicious half price milkshake at Steak and Shake. Instead of my usual strawberry, I ordered caramel apple. There was caramel in it, but I could detect no sign of apple. Guess I'll stick with strawberry! But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

 Matthew 6:24-34
No one can serve two masters. For you will
hate one and love the other, or be devoted to
one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life--whether
your 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 or
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
clothing. 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,