Dear Ones,
We got up very early this morning(2:45) to be on our way to Olathe, Kansas to see our son’s family. We just arrived and had a stop in D.M at the mall and Barnes and Noble. So wonderful to see family and hug again. Thank you for prayers. We saw many cars and trucks in the ditch.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
It is time to seek the Lord! It is time to stand for truth! It is time to praise the Lord! As we see things happening so quickly in our country, we may wonder how we are going to navigate in the future. How can we remain faithful to the Lord in a world that seems to be embracing lies and warring against God’s truth? I read an article on Elijah List by Faith Marie Baczko who warns us about agreeing with the lies of the enemy and principles of the world; and instead, how we need to agree with the will and Word of God. Do we desire to live for His purpose and pursue truth and faith? It is only God’s wisdom that will scatter the enemy and tear down the lies of Satan. Just like a sermon Al preached, she wrote how God is calling His people into the Ark, who is the Lord. There we gather with others who want to serve and praise Him, and find courage as we are united, to stand up and not to give in. The flood is not coming but rather has begun, and we need to get into the Ark.  Baczko also sensed God was saying to her that praise is how we will make it through the coming times. She felt like she was standing in a small boat in a bad storm with lightening and dark clouds around her. But she had her hands raised in worship and God saying to her, “Praise me in the storm, because praise will bring you through the storm.” When everything is getting darker by the minute and changing so quickly, we need to look to the Light and the One who is Power and victory. Baczko went on to say that now is the time to put on the armor of God  and get our house and marriages in order and stand in unity. It is time to fast and pray and worship together. It is time to seek God’s wisdom as it says in James 3:17 (ESV). “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” Only God’s wisdom will win the war over truth and let us stand together. We won’t make it standing alone, just like the animals that get separated from the herd when a predator is nearby. We need to get into the Ark and to stand together with praising hearts.
Challenge for today: Don’t agree with the enemy but seek to know more intimately the One who is Truth.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy