Dear Ones,
Hope you have a day full of blessings! Today is Donut day here and I have a Donut waiting for Al when he comes home from Men’s group. This morning we also have a parade of antique cars that will be on the service road behind our apartment, along with shopping and brats. This afternoon is Bible Study and then tonight I have Women’s Bible Study so the day is full of good things. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  It’s one thing to have a great knowledge of the scriptures but it is quite another thing to live it out in our actions. The Pharisees could recite long passages of the Word and were steeped in the law but their actions and attitudes were often not in sync.  What about us? Can that often be said of us as well that we have a good talk, but not always a good walk!
  Today I was reading of Paul’s letter to the Christians in Colossae and he tells them he has not stopped praying for them and says in Col. 1:9-10, “We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through every kind of spiritual wisdom and insight. We ask this so that you will live the kind of lives that prove you belong to the Lord. Then you will want to please Him in every way as you grow in producing every kind of good work by this knowledge about God.” When others look at our lives, what do they see? Do we live lives that express our love for the Lord and concern for others.
   Luke writes about the early Christians that met together after Jesus resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit. They had a single purpose and were joyful and humble and ate at each other’s homes, shared what they had, gave to the poor, and went to the temple each day. (Acts 2) Their lives were a living testimony to others that they knew Jesus. Would others say that about us? Can they tell just by observing our lives and seeing our fruit that we are Christ’s followers?
  When our number one desire each day is to please the Lord and to bear fruit, our lives can attract others to want to know the Lord. So many are looking for peace and for joy and not finding it in the world. May we be a living witness of the love of the Lord and share Him with others by our words and how we live our lives.
  Challenge for today: Ask the Lord for opportunities to share His love in ways that help others  desire to know Him.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy