Thursday, June 16, 2016

Faith and Endurance

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! The sun is shining right now, but we must have had a passing shower or sprinkles, because when I looked out the garage door at the dumpster and recycling bin, there were wet drops on them; about three dozen on the dumpster lid and not many more on the bin. Humpf. Or maybe a large bird flew over. Ha!

But, anyway, it will be another hot day with heat indexes up in the 3 digits in some places! Summer is here, although not officially.

After dropping off and picking up articles at the cleaners, I thought it would be a good idea to get a strawberry shake at S&S, but so many other people had the same idea that the line at the drive thru was out to the parking lot, so I decided it was not worth waiting 20 or 30 minutes in the hot car for the sweet treat.. Instead, I went for a drive through the quiet park. Not many people were out in the heat, but it is always cooler under the many trees. Seems like just looking at the water in the canal relieves stress. Speaking of that, several trees were blown over in the storm last week, but I guess they will just lie in the water, since they don't seem to have enough people to cut and drag the trees out.. But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

James 1:2-8
Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes
your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when
your faith is tested, your inheritance has a chance
to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is
fully developed, you will be strong in character and
ready for anything.

If you need wisdom-----if you want to know what God
wants you to do ----ask him and he will gladly tell you.
He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him,
be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful
mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven
and tossed by the wind. People like that should not
expect to receive anything from the Lord. They can't make
up their minds. They waver back and forth in everything
they do.

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

Love and hugs,