Dear Ones,
  This is being sent out early for tomorrow since we are leaving very early for Olathe, Kansas. We hope it is to celebrate the Chiefs victory but we will have to wait and see how the game turns out. We look forward to time with Kurt’s family and yummy snacks during the game etc. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
   Our world seems to be in flux and as we look at the future, we wonder what is going to happen next. Will we have sufficient food or do we store up supplies? Will we have power or do we buy solar generators? Will we be safe or do we need devices for protection? We have only to read online all the possible ways to prepare for whatever tomorrow holds, and many are left full of anxiety. We need to seek the Lord and trust Him, and ask Him what is His will for us. 
  God’s ways are not always our ways and we are to trust Him one day at a time. We waste so much energy when we worry and fail to put our hope and our trust in Him. I happen to be reading in Exodus about the Israelites as they began their long trip through the wilderness to reach the Promise land. They first experienced a great miracle of crossing the Red Sea as they walked through on dry land. But the Egyptians soldiers and their horses and chariots were drowned as the Lord caused the waters to come together again. God’s people celebrated big with song and dance but only 3 days later it seems they forgot about God’s great power as they murmured for lack of good water. When the Lord had Moses throw in a piece of wood the water got sweet and drinkable. But the people were not allowed to store up food and had to gather manna just for the day, except on the 6th day when they got enough for the Sabbath day too. God was teaching them to trust Him for all things.
   But it seems like today people want enough stored up for many futures, stockpiling not only goods but so much money in the bank that they will not live long enough to spend. It is like saying we depend on ourselves and don’t need to trust God.
   God will show each of us how He wants us to prepare for the future and it will not be the same. There are some that are canning and dehydrating food for their families, and others that are raising chickens or putting in solar panels etc. The bottom line is we all need to trust the Lord and as David says in Psalms 143:8, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”
  Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to direct your daily life and follow His leading.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy