Dear Ones,
Hope you say yes to all that the Lord has for you in this day. Al is off to Men’s group and later we have Bible study. I am making a new recipe again today, and hope it is good. It is also Donut Day here!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Do we live each day by faith? That doesn’t mean just believing in Christ as our Savior but also times He may ask us to take a step forward into something new He has for us, even though we don’t know what will happen. Today I read from Hebrews 11:8 of Abraham who it says, “by an act of faith, Abraham said yes to God’s call to travel to an unknown place that would become his home. When he left he had no idea where he was going.” He took a risk but obeyed and went in obedience. Sometimes God gives us a special sense that we are to do something, and it may not make sense to us. We will find that we will experience joy if we act in obedience and live life with a sense of excitement, because we don’t know yet what God has in His plans. It’s somewhat like walking in just enough light to see a path, but not knowing where it is taking us. But we know we can trust the One who is the Light.

What we must not do is to remain passive and refuse to respond to His promptings. We have all met Christians who were saved years ago but have not grown spiritually through the years. They are asleep and miss maturing in their spiritual lives. I believe in our day, that is an especially dangerous place to be as our culture gets darker as it resists God’s ways. We are told to be alert, active, give attention, and be persistent.  We are going to have to choose if we go along with the world, or if we will take our stand for the Lord. Will we be complacent or will we be passionate and progress in our walk with the Lord.

We need to exercise our faith as Abraham did and respond without knowing what the purpose of our circumstances my be at the time. But we can pray, seek His will, and choose now what will turn out for our good later. I just think back on all the moves we have made as a pastor’s family. We never knew when the Lord was going to move us on to another church, but knew He would take care of us and bless us. If we had stayed put, we would have missed so much, and never known the special people He has brought into our lives etc. Let us live with faith and openness to what the Lord has for us next.

Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to help you move forward into all He has planned for you.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy