Dear Ones,
Happy sunny weekend! Snow is pretty well gone! I put away our winter clothes yesterday so hope it is not too soon.This morning I just finished making cookies and veggie stirfry and this afternoon we have a short tutoring session with our Toyota dealer. She rated us a #10 for what we absorbed but I am quite she may have to change that number! 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Today it takes more courage to stand up for the truth as it may cost us our job, friendships, being ridiculed and lied against etc. It seems like there are no absolutes any more as people speak out lies if it benefits their agendas and truth becomes relative. How do we know what to believe?
   We have to remember the Devil is a liar and it says in John 8:44 there is no truth in him for He is the father of lies. It also says in Rev. 21:8 that one day all liars be thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Even if lies seem to prevail for now, it is only for a time, for truth will triumph. Jesus is spoken of as the Truth, the Way and the Life and He said He came to earth to testify to the truth. Truth is important!
   I have several friends who are truth-tellers and I love that about them. They don’t sugar-coat things but speak the truth, even when it is not what would make life comfortable and easy. But they also live close to the Lord and desire to hear what He has to say. I value their words and their outlook on things.
   When we know the Lord, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit within us and He will speak truth to us. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit when He went to be with His Father.  It says in John 16:13-14b (God’s Word), “When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into the full truth. He won’t speak on his own. He will speak what He hears and will tell you about things to come…. He will take what I say and tell it to you.”   
  Recently, I wondered if I had offended someone and wasn’t sure if I should ask them or leave it be. But I wanted to know truth and went to the person and felt relieved that no offense had been taken; that also silenced the words of the enemy that whispered words of condemnation to me.
  Truth sets us free and let us face truth that we may have power over the darkness that is so prevalent in our world today.
Challenge for today: Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth.
Blessings on  your weekend and prayers and love, Judy