Dear Ones,
Hope you had a great weekend! We enjoyed our time at the cabin with family and weather was lovely for a swim, sauna, and Pontoon ride. We heard an inspiring message at The Lighthouse yesterday and then  dinner at Ann’s with my sister and hubby too.  So many blessings!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  How is our joy barometer? Do we wake in the morning with joy in our hearts that says, “This is the day you have made, Lord, and I am rejoicing in it?!”  Or do we wake saying, “Another day with so much to do, I wonder how I am going to trudge through it?!” Quite a difference in how our day will unfold.
   If we have a joy-filled attitude, we find it will affect our whole day for good. It can help us get through the rough spots and still maintain peace and a positive outlook. If we are lagging in such an attitude, there are some things that will help us get an attitude change and on the path way of joy.
   We can begin to thank the Lord for the many ways He has poured out blessing upon blessing on us and how He has been with us in the past. Like it says in Isaiah 61:10 a (God’s Word), “I will find joy in the Lord, I will delight in my God. He has dressed me in the clothes of salvation. He has wrapped me in the robe of righteousness.” The fact that we have received Him and have salvation is greatest cause for rejoicing. For we not only have joy in this life, we will have it forever more.
  We also can read the Psalms and let the words of the Psalmist be our words to the Lord. I like to read at least Psalm every day and they cover every mood we may have and help us get our focus on the Lord. David so often told the Lord his woes of his enemies breathing down on him but then he remembers the Lord is with Him and gives praise.
   At times we may want to sing songs of praise to the Lord or recite hymns or even dance before the Lord. Or if we have a rebounder, we can bounce and praise and sing at the same time.
  We can journal and write down the many things we are grateful for and keep adding to the list.
  The Lord wants to put a song in our hearts and let His joy fill us to overflowing each day.
 Challenge for today: Write down 10 things you are thankful for and rejoice in the Lord.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy