January 18, 2023
Hope you wake to a new day of peace and time to reflect! I am doing food prep this morning and soon off to Aldi’s and exercise class. This afternoon is crafts and tonight is Bible study! A full day!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Time seems to fly! The older I get the faster it seems to go and I am no hurry to flip the calendar to a new month. Sometimes I want the clock to stop and just savor the time to do the things that one day I won’t be able to do any more when I am aged.
It’s good for all of us not to function on automatic pilot but to welcome each day as a new day with many possibilities that God has in-store for us. As King Solomon said in Eccl. 3:1, “There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on earth.” Of course, that is on God’s time table!
One of our friends, Connie, whom I have written about, has been in the hospital since Christmas Eve with Leukemia and in a hard fight for her life. She is inspiriting as she is receiving many treatments but making the most of each day that she has before her. She is surrounded by family, friends, priests, and health care workers and her light shines so brightly. Her daughter recently wrote: “Mom told us today “If God had asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year even before I got sick, I would have responded, more time with my family and to reconnect with my kids in a powerful way because even though we are close, I want to be closer, being with God alone and getting to know his heart and love more like he does and live in the fullness of the vocation of marriage in a very holy way.” She then stated that all these desires of her heart are being met right here in this hospital, room 512 she as always never ceases to amaze me with her beauty, strength, faithfulness, and love for others!
Praying for Connie, has made me more aware of what is really important in life and not to put things off, to savor times with family, to invite others to be His children, to make a difference in the short time we have on earth. Let us all not waste time on trivial things that will pass away but living each day for the Lord as our homecoming day draws nearer!
Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to help you use the time you have to walk in His presence and power, and make a difference!
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy