Dear Ones,
Hope you have a peacefilled day. It is suppose to snow lots here today but hasn’t started quite yet. I just scrubbed the kitchen and did food prep as we are having friends come for coffee. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Are we lazy in our spiritual lives or are we alive and on fire for the Lord? After we receive the Lord, our love for the Lord seems to burn brightly. But after a while are we guilty of being similar to the church in Laodicea that was lukewarm? John wrote and said to them in Rev. 3:15-16, “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot! So, because You are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” He tells them they don’t realize their spiritual condition for even though they don’t think they need anything they are really wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. Wow!
   When we come to know the Lord, our road just begins in the lifelong journey to love the Lord and become more like Him and conformed to His image. When we neglect this we are guilty of being slothful…even the word sounds rather disgusting. For my personality type, that is one of the key sins that we are to be watchful for. We can become spiritually lazy and neglectful in loving the Lord and coming to know Him more intimately. It may be seen in  something that God asks of us, but we don’t do it.  Maybe we don’t spend time examining our hearts for sinful behavior, and especially for inward wrong attitudes that others may not always see. Instead of going along ho hum, we need to make use of the opportunities to grow, to become more like Jesus.
   All of us can slowly become indifferent and the things that use to prick our hearts, don’t seem to bother us anymore. There is a whole world around us that needs the Lord, and we are to be sensitive to their needs, to help, to share Jesus with them. When we get too comfortable in our own lives and fail to serve others, a part of us gets lukewarm and then finally cold.
   Let us wake up, obey the Lord, serve as He calls us to, and get over our selves. Again, it goes back to He must increase and I must decrease!
Challenge for today: Do something for someone else today out of a serving heart of love.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy