Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shine Brightly

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 day like the day before, and this day has no breeze and is just humid and very warm. As usual, storms are in the prediction, but that is called for every day. We had threats, but no rain, however, the gutters are still running with water, so we are still wet.

Surprise! my yard men came yesterday. That is the first time they have come on Wed., but I think they are still catching up after being rained out a couple days. And then, my cleaning gals came an hour late, we caught up on the neighborhood news, and I learned how to turn on my second shower head in the bathroom.

Later on, I decided to get a salad for supper, so I headed for Chick-fil-A and got in line right behind a Maserati sedan. I thought that was a pretty expensive car, which was confirmed later by Daryl. Then a pool maintenance guy drove in with his pick up and all his equipment in the back, walked around to let his little son out, and they went in to eat. So I am thinking, it doesn't matter what the income or status is, all people wind up at CFA. That says something about the food and service.

On my way there, I drove by Lynch Lake park and saw a huge flock of ibis, lots of ducks, and a couple of ospreys, plus an anhinga on the overhead lines. Then I drove to the park, and all was quiet. The grounds were freshly mowed and a lonely egret was fishing. while the ever present squirrels were dashing about as usual. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

 Philippians 2:13-15
Dearest friends, you were always so careful to follow
my instructions when I was with you, and now that
 I am away you must be even more careful to put into
action God's saving work in your lives, obeying God
with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in
you giving you the desire to obey him and the power
to do what pleases him.

In everything you do, stay away from complaining
 and arguing do that no one can speak a word of blame
against you. You are to live clean, innocent, lives as
children of God in a dark world full of crooked and
perverse people. Let your lives shine brightly before
them. Hold tightly to the word of life, so that when
Christ returns, I will be proud that I did not lose the race
and that my work was not useless. But even if my life
is to be poured out like a drink offering to complete
the sacrifice of your faithful service (that is, if I am to die
for you,) I will rejoice, and I want to share my joy with all
 of you. And you should be happy about this and rejoice
with me.

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

Love and hugs,