Dear Ones,
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and use the opportunities the Lord sends your way! I plan to clean the apartment and go to a baby shower at church for 3 gals who chose to keep their babies. PTL!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
I don’t like waste and it is hard for me to throw away things that others can use. I love that where we live, if we don’t need an item, we simply put it on a give-away table where others may claim it as a treasure. Or if I have too much fruit or veggies that are ripening, I just hang a bag of them on a doorknob of someone who I know is glad to receive them. Even Jesus when He fed the 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish, didn’t waste the 12 baskets of leftovers, but had them collected.

But more importantly than physical waste is a wasted life of time, talents, health, energy, etc. that God has given us. He has put gifts in each of us but if we just let them lay dormant and fail to use them, they are wasted. Many people get to the end of their lives and wish they had made better decisions and didn’t base their careers on money but rather followed what they really found joy in doing. Other people wasted their physical bodies by taking drugs and doing many harmful things to their body. Then one day, they reap and are sorry but have to live with the consequences. Something we may all be guilty of is wasting time as we go to Facebook and scroll down or play one game after another, and soon realize how much time has passed. We also have all wasted money on things we buy and never use, or things we can’t wait to get so end up paying additional interest.

Let us not get preoccupied with lesser things than what God has for us. The enemy wants to get us distracted and lose sight of what is most important. We need to be focused and pay attention to how the Lord is leading us. It means often saying no to other things that eat up our time rather than pursuing the Lord. God can do great things through ordinary people if we put Him first; just like the disciples who were simple fishermen, tax collector, etc. but did extraordinary things. Let us use the opportunities the Lord gives us and not waste the gifts He has given.

Challenge for today: Say no to waste and instead seek what is most important and use what God has given you.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy