Devotions from Judy’s heart,

I just came from my prayer walk and was telling the Lord how grateful I am for all the cards, words of comfort, and times together as family that are so strengthening to my spirit. This morning I read from Heb. 10:24-25, “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as it is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  The funeral for my dad was just a week ago and I am still left with the warm feeling and strength of just being together as family and friends. I thought of coals of a fire and how needful it is for them to be together to produce heat. If one coal is put aside, it will go out on its own. We need one another to fan the flame within us. Just like the battery on my lap top computer ran out, I needed to plug in again. When we are in the Body of Christ we bring encouragement to one another and stir one another up to love.  There is power there that we wouldn’t have on our own. Let us not neglect the Body but give as out we are led and receive with open hearts.