Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day. We had an fun time yesterday at the lake and saw some relatives and friends that we hadn’t seen for a long while. Today I made cookies as I was all out of them, and went down for donuts and this afternoon we have Bible Study here. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  I came back from working at Share and Care yesterday and told Al what an amazing fun morning I had. Both my daughter and I worked downstairs of the thrift store, opening bags full of surprises, never knowing what we will find. We could find something brand new with the price tags still on or it could be so old that it has to be discarded. Each bag Is a mystery and I love it. Most things are used but have some wear left In them. On this particular day a friend working there found a dress and said it looked just like me, and I went home with it and the cost was only $1. Another friend took me upstairs to the 3rd floor and helped me find just the item I needed for an upcoming wedding. She wanted me to try on several dresses but none of them were my size or my particular style. However, I came home with just what I needed and also a very thankful heart.
  I compared it to my spiritual life as the I go to the Word each day for the Lord to give me what I need. Sometimes it is a particular scripture that I have read before but I discover it is just what I need for the circumstances I will encounter, much like the used clothes. Other times I go to the Word and there’s a verse that jumps out and speaks to me in a brand-new way; I never thought of it quite like that before and reminds me of the new lace top with the price still on it. Sometimes the Lord has someone give me a verse that is fitting for a situation I am in, just like the blue dress…it’s perfect. Other times people may take a verse out of context to fit their preference or point of view, reminding me of the friend who thought I should try on dresses that were not my size or style. But the Lord is the One who knows exactly what we need and when we need it and will supply it according to His riches. As it says in Phil. 4:19 (God’s Word), “My God will richly fill your every need in a glorious way through Christ Jesus.”
   He tells us we don’t need to stress about what we will eat or drink or wear, for He knows and will provide.
Challenge for today: Give the Lord your needs each day and ask Him to provide in His way and in His timing for He knows!
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy