Good morning Folks ~ It is Thursday and Hurricane Matthew is drawing ever closer. It is 7:06 a.m. and the winds are still calm, but will be picking up as the day progresses.
Here is the forecast for today & tonight.
My dear husband and I went through hurricanes Frances, Jeanne & Wilma, all three bad, Wilma the worst, right here in this little house. It’s where I am planning to be through this one. I have offers to go to stay with others, but I would worry about this place and my three barn kitties if I left. The barn is strong, they should be ok, while Miss Tork and I will be here inside Plum Cottage.
I could not eat supper last evening, too keyed up. I had watched a couple of spiritually uplifting things on you tube, and was going out to check the mail, when I got the idea that the one piece of window covering that I couldn’t figure out where it went when the guys were here, could possibly be for the screened porch door. I threw on my long pants, socks and shoes and headed back to where it was stored, looked at the screw holes in the wood, looked at the porch door and sure enough that’s what it was.
I carried it out over to the porch, looked at the wood and thought I needed 3” screws, then headed to the workshop for screws and a screwdriver. Then, I had to figure out how to prop the section of wood up high enough for me to be able to screw it into the door. I used a short concrete flower pot, with a square of marble tile on top, then two bricks and that raised it high enough. I screwed in a screw, then saw that DH had written on a section of the wood 2 1/2” screws. So, I went back to the workshop, but couldn’t find any that size at all, so continued using the 3” screws, which worked just fine. I thanked God for giving me that thought, and for giving me the strength to get the piece fastened to the door.
After that, I watched a couple of spiritually uplifting music videos and then a couple of good sermons and was blessed and refreshed, looked at the clock and saw that it was 9:46 p.m. Oh my, way past my bed time, I shut down the computer and went to bed. I fell right to sleep and didn’t wake up until 4:05 and decided to get right up.
This morning I’ve been thinking about God being with me at all times, that He lives inside of me and about trusting in Him and the words ‘fear not’.
No matter what I face, He is by my side. He has promised to never leave or forsake me. Below are some scripture verses for me right now, but they are also for all when we are in difficult times in our lives.
Psalms 32:7 ~ Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me with songs of deliverance.
Psalms 107:28-30 ~ Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
This morning I read: “Fear not! Take courage, for the Lord is a Savior to His people.”
Also in Matthew, no coincidence, now that I think of it, 6:34 ~ Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Deu_31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not.
**Jdg_6:23 And the LORD said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.
1Ch_28:20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee;
Isa_41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
**Dan_10:19 And said, O man/woman greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
Luk_12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Rev_1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
Ok, that’s the latest. My stomach is telling me it’s time to eat.
Thanks again for all of your love, prayers, encouraging words and support.