Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a great weekend. I think it is going to be warm enough to finally walk outside today. We had a well attended party yesterday for the January Birthdays and only a few pieces of cake left. This morning I did food prep and cleaned the apt. and started going to work on my closet! 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Isn’t refreshing to be in the presence of those who pursue God— who seek truth and submit to God’s ways?  It would seem that love just flows through them and can’t help but positively affect the people around them.
Such people seem to have a sensitive spirit and radiate an inner beauty. It’s one thing to have outward beauty but inner wealth is far more important. We know that outward beauty will eventually fade with age but inward beauty will reflect God’s love more and more.
As Psalm 90:17 (King James version) says, “Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us. And establish the work of our hands for us; yes, Establish the work of our hands.”.
Truly beautiful people set their priority to spend time in God’s presence and put Him first in their lives.
Of course, that means stubborn pride has to go as they humbly accept God’s correction or refining fire when needed.
They don’t have to be first or take credit for things but take the lowest place.
We also notice that they seem dead to self and want to live for God without bending their conscience to fit into the culture. It’s how God sees them that counts.
They also seek truth and are willing to stand for what corresponds with scripture.
When God sends a prickly person into their lives to prune them, they don’t complain or quickly remove themselves but seek to know how God wants to refine them.
These beautiful people love to spend time with the Lord and want to bring glory to Him.
They also give of themselves to others, not to get credit, but to be a servant of His love.
They seem free from attachments and give of themselves to the Lord. Their desire is that found in Albert Osborn’s song:
“Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me,
All his wonderful passion and purity,
O thou Spirit divine, all my nature refine,
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.”
Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to do what is necessary in your life, that His beauty and nature  will be seen in you.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy