Dear Ones,

Hope you are having a great weekend. I am sending out early today as I am going with the gals from church to Sherwood Forest for a Christmas lunch. I have almond cinnamon raisin bread in the oven now and just finished making choc covered raspberries. Sounds like the cities got lots of snow last night but nothing here. Emoji

Devotions from Judy’s heart

God does the impossible and at this time of the year, movies and stories abound with Christmas miracles. But God doesn’t just do these miracles at Christmas but every day, and we need to be expectant and alert to see His hand at work.As I write this, I think of a chorus I sang as a child: “God can do anything, anything, anything/ God can do anything but fail/… He can save, He can cleanse/ He can keep, and He will/ God can do anything but fail/…He’s the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end/ He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul/ God can do anything, anything, anything/ God can do anything but fail.”

Maybe we have lost that expectancy of what He can do because we are disappointed that in the past, He didn’t come through for us like we wanted. In our eyes He failed. But could it be we don’t see the big picture? I can’t imagine that David knew that when he was tending sheep that he would be a king one day. Or that teenage Mary, would dream that one day she would birth the King of Kings. Maybe some of you reading this today can think of the recent miracle when Rutgers won in the very last second of the game when the basketball was thrown from mid-court and swished right through the basket. The whole court was immediately flooded with cheering fans and players, almost in disbelief that they won against the No#1 team in the nation. It seemed like a miracle.

I believe God wants to do far more miracles in our day and we need to believe, step out in faith and get rid of our doubts. In Matt. 13:57-58 it says, “But Jesus said to them, ‘The only place a prophet isn’t honored is in his hometown and in his own house.’ He didn’t work many miracles there because of their lack of faith.” Sadly, the people missed out because of their disbelief. Let us live in faith and expectancy that our God who made the universe and created us, can do the impossible; may He open our eyes of faith to believe and anticipate the miracles He wants to perform.

Challenge for today: Ask forgiveness of your doubts and open your eyes to the miracles around you each day.

Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy