Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying the weekend. This morning I made Chicken Chili and went to the women’s Bible Study at church…good lesson and good sharing! This afternoon I am going to make a roast dinner for tomorrow and enjoy a walk on the trail. Love that we can get outside again in nature.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Are we hungry to know God? Do we seek to hear His voice and do as He directs? We are nourished when we take in Jesus words and act on them, rather feeding on the junk food of this world and going our own way. Jesus was so careful to do everything His Father told Him to do and He said in John 4:34 (ESV), “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to complete His work.”  We were created for fellowship with God and for His pleasure. We feel full inside when we are listening and doing His will. Going our own way never works and in the long run we miss out on the blessings that we could have experienced. It reminds me of a child who gets his own way all the time and becomes very selfish and self-centered. He isn’t really happy and is always on the lookout for more. But a child that obeys and thinks of others will experience joy and will be a pleasure to be around. King David didn’t do everything right as we know, but he knew the joy when he followed God’s path for his life. My heart was uplifted as I read his song in Psalm 145 (ESV) this morning. He starts by singing about God’s greatness and desires to tell others of His power and mercy. He says in verses 15-19 “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear Him.” If we are spiritually hungry and want a full and satisfying life, we need only go to the Lord in faith. He waits for us and feeds us exactly what we need. Our part is to listen and obey, knowing He knows all and has our best in mind. The food He gives us will satisfy and we will feel full.
Challenge for the day: Ask the Lord to help you hear Him and the grace to obey