Monday, October 5, 2015

Teaching about money and possessions

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 overcast skies right now, but the blue is showing around the clouds, so this day may be like yesterday...rain one minute and sunshine the next. Very peculiar. But the heat is gone, at least, most of it. It has only gotten into the middle eighties, instead of nineties, so we are feeling the first taste of fall!

I had a time getting into church yesterday. When I left home it was just starting to sprinkle but by the time I got to church it was pouring, so I circled the lot three or four times, until a space opened up. Ray pulled into a space nearby, and spoke as he passed by, then the next thing I knew, he had grabbed an umbrella from the umbrella stand inside and came out to give me shelter so I could get in dry! My hero!

I watched the Rays win their last game of the season, while watching the Packers win their game. Also, I watched the Gators win, so as far as I was concerned, the world of sports was good for me. Not so good for Bucs fans!

I drove through the park on Saturday and was surprised to find it full! Lots of people were out and walking  the boardwalk even though the sky looked very threatening. the squirrels were out and an egret and anhinga were enjoying themselves doing whatever they do. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 6:24-30
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
you 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 care so wonderfully for flowers
that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he  more
surely care for you? You have so little faith!

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

Love and hugs,