Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! It is so beautiful out my window as everything is covered with so much snow. This morning I made a big casserole and worked on cleaning more cupboards. This afternoon we are going several places before we walk and I suspect Al has Culver’s in mind too! 
Devotions from Judy’s heart,
  Every morning when we awaken, we have a choice to make if we are going to follow God’s leading or if we are going to do our own thing. Maybe we can picture doors set before us of all sorts of possibilities but there is one door that is God’s divine will and we must decide if we are going to choose that.
  Yesterday I wrote down in my journal, “learn to be a servant”, for I had just read the scripture from Mark 10:43-44 where Jesus said to His disciples, “But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.“ James and John had asked Jesus for the best places in his kingdom and Jesus had given them this answer. Now if we are a slave, we do what our master tells us to do, and we don’t argue or fret we simply do it.
   I wondered yesterday what the Lord was going to ask me to do when I got that scripture. I imagined something difficult. But first I thought of a request given me from a friend to pick up her package at Kohl’s for her as she was sick.  If the roads were clear that is the one simple thing, I knew the Lord wanted me to do. As soon as Bible Study was over, I went to Kohl’s and got her package and then that door opened up for multiple blessings. There were sales of 70% off all over the store and I thought of my friend in Assisted Living and got several items in her size. I got more presents for others as well and when I went to check-out, I not only got the items at 70%off but the woman behind me offered that the clerk click her code for 20% more on my purchases…Plus I am left with Kohl dollars for the future. That one simple door of obedience swung wide open to more than I could imagine. I thanked the Lord all the way home!
    Do you think that we often miss the blessings God has for us because we refuse to go through the door He has waiting for us? It doesn’t always result in sales and surprises but even in the hard tasks He promises to enable us and to be with us. We don’t know where it will all lead but He only asks for our obedience. May we choose Him and His ways and the rest is up to Him.
Challenge for today: Purpose to listen to the Holy Spirit promptings and obey.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy