Devotions from Judy’s heart

I just got back from sweeping the deck, patio, and long steps down to the lake. Also, did some weeding as I see greens peeking up between the rocks where they shouldn’t be.. Today I am still catching up as I have let things go for over 3 weeks in order to spend time playing with the grandkids. There is a price to pay when you take a vacation though as it takes longer now to get things back in order. Plus, we had drop- in company and things were certainly not too neat or tidy!   I thought of how easy it is to let things slip by in our spiritual lives and say we will deal with them later. Doesn’t seem too serious at first but soon things accumulate and we feel like we are overrun. But we have a choice and can face things as they come, for we are promised grace to deal with each challenge. He wants us to lean into Him and allow Him to lead us through everything that we encounter, confident in His strength. We may find we will grow stronger and we won’t feel so scattered, like when we let things go on and on. May we allow the Spirit free reign to help us deal with everything we face each day.  “ Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9