Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying the day. Al is happy as I made him choc covered Raspberries!This morning I went to my exercise class and this afternoon is crafts and tonight is Bible Study. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
“Be sure your sin will find you out” is a familiar verse found in Numbers 32:23 (ESV).  Sin is sin whether big sins or small sins and it affects not only us but others as well. Even if people around us don’t find out about what we have done, one day our sin will be exposed; sadly, in the mean time we must live with the guilt. But of course, God knows all, even though others do not, and He will not tolerate sin since He is a holy God.
There are consequences for sin as it says in Rom. 6:23 (ESV), “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” Yes, God is loving but our sin nature is in conflict with the Spirit and we will reap what we sow. God often allows us to get caught in order to turn us from our sin and bring us back to Him, for He wants to forgive us and free us. He may use parents or others in authority to do this or the circumstance itself. I laughed the other day when a friend shared with us about what his mom did in a situation of his disobedience. She had asked him many times to clean his room and he did not obey and kept putting it off. Nothing she did or said seemed to motive him. So being rather clever, I think, she hired one of his classmates to come to their house and clean his room. You can imagine how humiliated he was when she had to pick up his dirty underwear, clothes, and messes. His mom paid the classmate and then when dad came home, he had a serious chat with our friend, telling him that money for the family was being used to pay a girl to clean his room. You can be sure it never happened again!
When our son was young, he used to wonder why other kids could do wrong and never seem to get caught, but whenever he did something, he was always found out. I told him it was because God loved him and wanted the best for his life. God will use whatever means to bring us into close fellowship with Him.
I thank the Lord many times that when I was young. I got caught when I was attempting to steal something from the store. My mom was in an adjacent store and didn’t find out about it, but I was so ashamed and never tempted to steal again. God forgave me!
God loves us so much and warns us about what our sin does to us and to others. He is ready to forgive and all we have to do is come to Him in repentance and confession of our sins. He never runs out of mercy and grace for He is love.
Challenge for today: Ask the Holy Spirit to show you any unconfessed sin in your life and bring it Him who forgives.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy