Dear Ones,
  Hope you wake to a glorious day! I plan to go downstairs this morning for choc covered raspberries and then to friends this afternoon for fellowship and prayer. The question this week is: What prayer answer are you especially grateful for? 
Devotions from Judy’/s heart
   A few days ago, I read from Sarah Young’s book, Jesus Always, about how we need to remain for a while in an attitude of grateful joy after the Lord has blessed us in a special way or maybe granted us our request. Too often we move on so quickly to what is next rather than savoring and remembering what He has done for us.
  That thought stayed with me and I feel I am guilty of that and need to recall and maybe even write down those prayer answers and surprising things He does when I just know it is Him. I may tell all of you about those special times when I write a devotion but then,  I too quickly go on rather than lingering in gratitude?
  I wondered about the Children of Israel who crossed the Red Sea on dry land when the Egyptians were breathing down on them; how long was it before they forgot that wondrous miracle? We read of their complaining about their same old, same old diet of manna or grumbling about their leadership. Did they quickly forget His miraculous intervention for them?
   Something good happens deep inside of us when we remember and live in gratitude; we have a positive outlook on our day and expectation for whatever the Lord has for us in the now. It says in I Chron 16:12 (NKJV), “Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders and the judgments of His mouth.”
  As we live in remembrance, even though hard things may hit us during the day, we will be able to endure and become stronger.  We can pause and rehearse times of when God cared for us in supernatural ways and carried us through. That is especially good to do each night as we turn out the light and remember how He was present and involved in our day. May it cause us to give thanks with a grateful heart.
Challenge for today: Before going to sleep tonight, think of specific blessings that God has poured out on you today.
Bleesings on your day and prayers and love, Judy