Dear Ones,
Hope you had a great weekend! We were so excited that the Chiefs won yesterday as we will be going to our son’s family in KS for the Super Bowl! Today I plan to do lots of cooking and go to Aldi’s and Exercise class.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Our lives were never meant to be divided between the secular and the sacred; for if we do our tasks for the Lord, could we not say they becomes sacred? Most of us think of the sacred as reading the Word, praying, singing songs of praise, going to church etc.; and secular may be our normal activities of eating, sleeping, doing our work, taking care of our bodily needs etc. Sometimes we my hurry through our tasks, thinking we should get on to more important things like the spiritual world. There is no need to walk a tight rope between the two kingdoms if our motive is to do it for the Lord whatever we are about. It’s our total life that counts and doing it with thankfulness to the Lord.

  I was reading from Pursuit of God, “Do little things as if they were great because of the majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ, who dwells in you; and do great things as if there were little and easy because of His omnipotence.” (Blaise Pascal) We have Jesus’ example of doing whatever pleased His Father. Some things were small like helping in the carpenter shop to huge things like willingness to die for us. He was only about doing what His Father said.

  Paul also tells us “Whether you eat, or drink, or whatever we do, do all to the glory of God.” I Cor. 10:31. That means all that we do each day can be for His glory, whether it is doing dishes or preaching a sermon. Each act can be an act of worship when done for Him. An unknown author said, “Lord, turn the routines of work into celebrations of love. “

  As we surrender all, we can live every day to bring much glory to Him. The real question is not what we do but why we do it.  Let us do even the most simplistic acts of service for the Lord and find that He is present there.
 Challenge for today:  Honor the Lord doing a humble task, remembering it can be an act of worship when done for His glory.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy