Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Listening and Doing

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! Seems like there is not a whole lot of change in the weather reports. We continue to have hot, steamy days and not too much cooler at night. I saw a large area of rain hanging off shore in the Gulf, but I am not sure if it will move east to us or not. We will just have to wait and see!

I had my A/C checked just for maintenance yesterday, and the cleaning ladies came at the same time. My filter does not get dusty and can go for 2 or 3 months without needing changed or cleaned.The wiry, little man who worked on it, said everything was fine with the unit, so that is good news.

My yard crew has already been here and gone this morning. It only takes them about five minutes to mow, edge and blow, and then on to the next job. I don't know how many customers he has but it must be a lot to be able to pay his two helpers!

Well, the two ripest mangoes must have fallen from the tree next door, because I can't see them any more. There are still a couple within my view, but further from my property. I can't see through the hedge to see if the fallen fruit is close to me or not, so, hopefully, the neighbor picks them up before the fruit rats get them!. I still have a couple in the fridge that my friendly cleaning ladies gave me last week and they are sweet and juicy! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

James 1:19-
My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen,
slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Your anger
can never make things right in God's sight.

So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and
humbly accept the message God has planted in your
hearts, for it is strong enough to save your souls.

And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to
listen to. If you don't obey, you are just fooling yourself.
For if you just listen and don't obey , it is like looking
at your face in a mirror, but doing nothing to improve
your appearance. You see yourself, walk away, and
forget what you look like. But if you keep looking
steadily into God's perfect law---the law that sets you
free---and if you do what it says and don't forget what
you heard , then God will bless you for doing it.

If you claim to be religious, but don't control your tongue,
you are just fooling yourself, and your religion is
worthless. Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God
our Father means that we must care for the orphans
and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world
corrupt us.

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

Love and hugs,