Gods beauty here in Greenville!
Visiting some friends here in Greenville, South Carolina for a couple of days and needed some things to do to kill time. Actually, my daughters needed some things to do to kill time. I heard about the Greenville zoo and that it was a good way to make a couple of hours pass by. I was not expecting much…but I was shocked
(good way) at the quality of the zoo and the types of animals they have. The Greenville zoo has your obligatory snakes, giraffes, gators, birds, but also has animals you may not even have heard of (do you know what a “Rhea” is). More pics coming from the Greenville zoo BUT in the meantime, I think this Lion pic is a good preview.
We also visited the Falls Park at Reedy and it was absolutely beautiful. I was told it was man made and if so, I believe every city should make something like this. With a modern bridge that crosses a fountain like area, the family and I easily spent a couple of hours here feeding the wildlife (geese, ducks, swans, etc) and enjoying the scenery. There is quite a few things happening all at the same time from Shakespeare at the Park, line dancing, and even a band. Great job city of Greenville!
Part of being a Christian is being able to look deep within yourself and with the help of the Holy Spirit, answer the tough questions. Here is the question that is in my heart today:
What am I willing to do without to better serve the lord?
- Am I willing to give up money? Work less so I won’t be a slave to monetary gains.
- Am I willing to give up friends? Maybe a few of my friends are a negative influence in my life.
- Am I willing to give up my favorie extracurricular activity? Maybe less time at work so I have more time to devote to the Chuch.
- Am I willing…
I have been coming across some excellent quotes from my morning devotionals.The first one comes from Joyce Meyers – Hearing from God Each Morning
“Don’t make serious decisions without waiting to make sure true peace abides within you.”
There was a time when I was working out and 3 miles into my run, I had a “vision” on what my future should be like. I let my mind and imagination take me to places that were exciting. I was so excited and could not wait for all this this to come to fruition. By the next day as I was getting ready for my day, I start to really evaluate all that I was thinking yesterday. It was only then that I realized that everything I was “excited” for would have had a negative affect on all the wonderful things I have already done in my life (personal and professional). I learned a valuable lesson that day. Take your time and examine your heart and mind to its deepest part to know if what you are thinking/feeling is coming from the lord. Talk to Him…ask HIM…
The Second quote comes from podcast on Jan 7 from Rick Warren.
Worry, lust, revenge is a misuse of your imagination
We cannot imagine how great he is, how much he loves you, cannot imagine what heaven is like. Think about things that are pure, love and admirable.
This really complements the first quote. The Lord wants us to use our imagination…we just have to use it in the right way.
Have a good day…God Bless and may the Lord use us all to create change in this world.
Life is full of unexpected events. No matter how “prepared” you are, life can (and will) throw you a curve ball. This was the case for me yesterday. The southern USA was experiencing strong storms with the possibility of tornadoes. I was nervous going to bed because the forecast called for severe storms to arrive around 1:00 am. I said a quick prayer asking the lord to bring peace into my life. It was then that a feeling came into my spirit. It was just in me to now “relax”. I was no longer worried and it was just placed in my heart that everything will be alright. In the end, the storms passed and we slept thru the night.
Keep God close an you will be embolden to not fear anything on this earth. Be safe everyone and be comforted that our Lord has risen from the dead.