Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! It’s warming up and the snow is disappearing! Emoji This morning I did a Bible Study, baked G.F. and Starch free choc chip cookies and started cleaning cupboards. This afternoon we have to an appointment and then a walk. Love getting out in the fresh air and woods.
Devotions from Judy’s heart 
How important it is to listen carefully to the Lord and follow His directions for us each day. I was reading from Psalm 81 today and the psalmist is singing a song to the Lord and says in verse 5 (Message) “I hear this most gentle whisper from One I never guessed would speak to me.” Sometimes God speaks in whispers and other times the message seems to get loud and clear so that we will really get it.
In this Psalm the Lord is speaking to the people of how he rescued them from slavery and freed them but later they did not listen or pay attention to Him. In verse 13 He asks, “Oh, dear people will you listen to me now?” He promises to get rid of their enemies but they need to listen and follow His plan.
We hear of many stories shared today where God rescues people from situations of danger and hardship and later they seem to forget about Him and then go their own way. Sadly, they no longer listen but do their own thing.
Just the other day I made a fast trip to Aldi before going to my exercise class. I loaded my cart with what I needed as we were going to have company. I felt impressed to keep moving instead of browsing and it was as if I heard a whisper that I should get in the checkout line. I noticed the lights were flickering in the store and mentioned it to the guy at the register. He said the power had gone off and they were using their generator that was about to give out too. I just made it through the check out, along with one person behind me, when the lights went off and they told everyone to leave. If I had spent even a few more minutes shopping I would have had to leave without any groceries.
Sometimes we don’t know the importance or reasons of what the Lord is saying to us, but we can trust Him. Just as a young child obeys a parent, though he doesn’t always understand, let us quickly obey.
  Challenge for today: Ask the Lord for the desire to obey Him at all costs.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy