Dear Ones,
  Happy Weekend to you! Thank you for prayers as we as we made it safely to Olathe, KS through lots of rain and wind. When we got here it was still windy but sunny. We went to Lily’s game and that was such a treat for us to see her play. They lost their first game in over time. Emoji Today we are going to be celebrating her graduation early and she wanted to celebrate here at home with her favorite meal, rather than a restaurant, and then we’ll have a couple games, gifts etc. Tomorrow we head back home and will be leaving Kurt off in Iowa to pick up a truck for Grant! 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  God’s time is perfect! He is never too late or too early, but exactly on the right time. Jesus didn’t go by public opinion of what time was best, but was very sensitive to His Father’s timing and was obedient in every way. When we think of Jesus’ good friends, Mary and Martha, they must have thought Jesus was a little tardy, for if he had come earlier, their brother Lazarus would not have died. But Jesus stayed longer where He was ministering to others so that more glory would go to His Father. It had been 4 days, which people considered the time that the soul had left the body, so there was not a question that Lazarus was truly dead. But when Jesus called him forth, there was no doubt in the people’s minds that Jesus had done the miraculous and raised him from the dead. So many believed as a result.
   I also read today an Old Testament example of Joshua who received specific instructions from God as to his timing when they went into battle at Ai. God told him to set an ambush and part of the fighting men to lie outside the city and stay alert for his signal to be given. Joshua and the other men would be a decoy and lure the men from Ai out of the city, pretending they were fleeing from them. But at the exact time Joshua stretched his sword towards Ai, the troops in ambush came out of hiding and went into Ai and set it on fire, just as they were instructed. The timing was perfect and the men from Ai were surrounded and killed. Timing was everything.
   Do we know what it is like to be on God’s time? Or do we just plan our own lives for what is convenient and comfortable, and maybe even what seems necessary without thought of His will. If we are on God’s time, we may have to take a detour from our present plans and go with His plan but when we do, we experience the joy of obedience.  Perhaps the bottom line is do we trust Him enough to go His way and to be on His time schedule. As the Psalmist said in Psalm 130:5, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in His Word I hope;” Let us wait for His timing and His plan and follow.
  Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to help you know His timing and for patience to wait. 
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy