Dear Ones,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Each day has been sunny and warm. This morning I am going to go to my exercise class and this afternoon Ann is coming and then a party after that. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
 It is so beautiful to be with unselfish people that are always on the lookout of how they can serve others. They live out what Paul said to the Philippians in Phil. 2:3-4, “Don’t act out of selfish ambition or be conceited. Instead, humbly think of others as being better than yourselves. Don’t be concerned about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others.” It is a joy to work with people who put that into practice and their focus is off of themselves. They are not concerned if they will get noticed or receive credit, for they look out for the needs of those around them.
  Each month I work with two people like that for the parties here and we have so much fun, as we work side by side. Not just at parties but one of them seems to notice the needs of others in our complex and is quick to help in any way she can. When new people come, she welcomes them and invites them to the special events we have here. The other one is 96 years old and has just as much or more energy as we have. She is never idle, and she also knits 100’s and 100’s of caps for the needy for when the weather turns cold. Neither of these friends sit down during the parties we have, but help me serve and pour coffee and clean up etc.
   All of us serve someone, either the Lord, or ourselves. When it is God, we surrender our plans to do what He asks of us. If it is in serving ourselves, our world is small, and we never seem satisfied. We are here on earth to bring glory to the Lord, to be interested in the needs of others and to share the good news with them. Let us not insist on our own selfish way but submit ourselves daily to the Lord and let Him direct our lives.
  Challenge for today: When feel nudged by the Holy Spirit, respond to the need before you, and let go of your plans.  
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy