Dear Ones,
Hope you will have a joy-filled day! It is very foggy out my window today and can hardly see the trees and service road. I am doing food prep and right now the house is full of bacon aroma. Al went to Men’s group and later will lead Bible Study. It’s Donut day too!! 
Devotions from Judy’s hear
   How do we wake up each morning? Do we anticipate a busy stressful day or one that is full of joy for all the Lord has waiting for us? I read this morning from Isaiah 61:10(NKJV), “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” What caught attention was that even ahead of time in our day, we can choose to be joyful. Rather than focus on possible problems in our busy day, we can embrace the day with joy, for we know the Lord has things under His control, and we are clothed in His righteousness.
   Where we put our focus is so important. When we think negative thoughts, it is like we get wrapped in a dark cloud and we miss that sweet fellowship with the Lord. But when we wake up with anticipation of the good things the Lord has for us, our hearts are joyful and full of light. The Message translation of Isaiah 61:10a says, “I will sing for joy in God; explode in praise from deep in my soul!”
   Don’t we all want to live life fully, embracing what the Lord has for us? We have only to think of Psalm 23 what David prayed, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life..” The Lord is so gracious and good to us, and He pours out His mercy on us. If we want to live fully, let us have grateful hearts and think on what is true, honorable, gracious, good, lovely and worthy of praise. Let us not waste our time on negative, stressful thoughts that cause us to shrink back, but enter each day with anticipation and explode with joy in the Lord. 
Challenge for today: Spend a few moments just thanking the Lord and give Him your day.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy