Dear Ones,
Hope your day is filled with love and peace. Al will be going off to meet with a couple men, and I plan to be busy in the kitchen and also go downstairs for donuts and later to Bible Study.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Our life is brief as we are on this earth such a short time. We want our life to count, and at times we probably all wonder if we really make a difference. It’s important that our life is lived by faith in the Lord and shaped by the Word and that we listen to the Holy Spirit; otherwise, we wander aimlessly about like a person without a compass or a mission.
Now what we feel God is saying to us, does not always make sense to our natural mind and we have to decide if we are going to listen and obey or go by our natural instincts. I can only imagine how Abraham felt when God told him to pick up everything and go to a land that He would show him. He didn’t name the land so telling Sarah about the move must have been doubly difficult. But he obeyed even though he didn’t understand at the time.
  Recently I woke in the night and some words came to me for someone who is close to leaving this earth. It was distinct words, “This is a holy time, and I am preparing a place for you and will take you unto Myself that where I am you will be with Me forever.”  That was it and I went to my desk and wrote in the dark so I would remember it. The next morning, I got a card and wrote the message down and then put it on the door of the recipient. I had not been thinking of this man before going to bed, but I felt God was speaking in the night and I needed to be obedient. Then yesterday afternoon when I was downstairs for Crafts, I got the news that this man had died in the morning and is now with the Lord who prepared a place for him.

  Each day the Lord speaks to us and wants to use us and as John Wesley said (1713-17 91)

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”

May our lives count for the Lord for all the days we have on this earth and one day we will join Him forever in glory.

Challenge for today: Each morning when you wake, ask the Lord what He has for your day and obey.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy