Tuesday afternoon update: We’re still without power, but God has kept the air beautifully clear and cool. We borrowed a generator, but not before we cleaned out two refrigerator/freezers and a deep freezer. Our yard is still quite the mess. Remember last week’s post where I complained of our neighbor’s tree that messed up our pool from Sept. to March? It landed on our fence Friday evening. I kind of feel guilty for wishing it were gone, but nobody tell me God doesn’t answer prayers. I’ll show a picture of it as soon as I am sure I won’t run down my car battery playing on the internet.
We’re all fine, but you know it’s a strange day in Houston when adults are fighting the kids for the swings at the neighborhood park. I’ve met more neighbors in the last 24 hours than I have in 20 years prior. There’s a lesson in here for the taking. Thanks be to God, we are all doing fine without all the technology we thought we had to have–except one internet junkie sitting in her car updating her blogpost.
Just a few notes from my cover to cover today as we are still without power and we are going to be rather busy today. Three refrigerators to empty and some serious yard debris are on the agenda today. God saw fit to send a cool front and that is very good news for our area as most are without air conditioning, a necessity in Houston this time of year. We had a wonderful weekend away (and actually have a real knack for planning vacations around hurricanes we joke. However, our neighbors who help us might not be as thrilled this time as we went out of town again!) I’ll post soon about our wonderful weekend trip away, and maybe some pictures of the Houston area as we arrive home today. Mike’s office is closed through Wednesday at a minimum until we see if there is power and fresh water. Please pray for those caught in the path of Ike. It’s the worst Houston has seen in quite a while. Many blessings to you,
Give Careful Thought to Your Ways
Haggai 1. Why are you successful but feel like nothing is enough? There is no satisfaction if you are not doing the Lord’s Will.
The Lord stirs the hearts and they begin to work again, after God reminds them that He is WITH them. Haggai 1:13-14 “Then Haggai, the LORD’s messenger, gave this message of the LORD to the people: “I am with you,” declares the LORD. 14 So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work.
Zechariah 1:3 “Therefore tell the people: This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the LORD Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the LORD Almighty.”
Zechariah 2:4-5 “’Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of men and livestock in it. 5 And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within” To be a fortified city, to withstand attack, a city needed a hedge of protection. The Lord Himself declares He will not only be Jerusalem’s fortress of protection but magnify His glory within the city. In our hearts, it is the same.
Zechariah 4:6 ” So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty” When we can’t, He can. God accomplishes His work by equipping us with His Spirit.