Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Faith Brings Joy

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 still have our cooler weather, and although it is still very dry, it is beautiful. I know I should not be complaining about the dry weather and I am not; just wishing we had rain about once a week. Since my well and pump have not worked for many years, I rely on God to provide.

I don't know about everybody else, but I have been getting so many calls on my land line from election  to charities, that I don't answer if I don't recognize the number. 99 percent are from other states! I even got three on my cell yesterday starting out with someone with a heavy Spanish accent wanting to speak to someone here involved in drug and alcohol rehab. Sorry, wrong number! Sigh.

Well, I escaped by taking a walk around the house and noting the beauty berry bush is full of colorful berries, and then I took off for the park and then stopped by the bank.

There were fewer people at the park because school was still in session,but I saw ibis and anhinga and a great blue heron near the bridge. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 5:1-5
Therefore, since we have been made right
in God's sight by faith, we have peace with
God because of what Jesus Christ has done
for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought
us into this place of highest privilege where
we now stand and we confidently and joyfully
look forward to sharing God's glory.

We can rejoice when we run into problems and
trials, for we know that they are good for us---they
help us  learn to endure. And endurance develops
strength of character in us, and character strengthens
our confident expectation of salvation. And this
expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how
dearly God loves us, because he has given us the
Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

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

Love and hugs,