Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a great day in the center of His will. This morning I studied and did food prep and went to Aldi’s and my exercise class. This afternoon will be a fun time as we are making cards of all kinds in our craft class.  
Devotions from Judy’s heart
   Isn’t it wonderful to be around transparent people and see the light of Christ shine through them? When we know the Lord, we all become representatives of His, and others should be able to see His likeness in us. But too often our lives are anything but transparent as we are full of selfishness and are more concerned about our agenda’s than His plan for us.
   Jesus was all about doing His Father’s will and didn’t waver, even when it cost His very life. He was totally transparent and it says in John 14:9 (God’s Word), “The person who has seen me has seen the Father.”  Jesus was all about doing His Father’s will and He says in John 6:38, “I haven’t come from heaven to do what I want to do. I’ve come to do what the one who sent me wants me to do.” He didn’t waver each time He was to do something difficult but He lived in surrender to His Father, without reserve.
  Our lives should be ones of daily surrender to God’s will that trumps over our wills every time. But do we often decide if we will do it after we know what it is He is asking of us. If it is difficult and not to our liking, we may dismiss it and go our own way.
  I was touched as I read about an elderly man who began each day prostrating himself for 10 minutes with the palms of His hands open. He did it as a sign of surrender to the Lord, to accept whatever God would send to Him. He did this into His old age and adapted his life to whatever God put before Him. That means he had to change directions at the drop of a hat, if need be.
  I must confess that is harder for me, as I don’t jump up and down when interruptions come and my planned-out day is suddenly changed. But I also love when I bend to His will and enter into what He has, for at the end of the day, I sense His pleasure and have a deep peace.
   May we all experience the joy of being in the center of the flow of His will. As we do this we are carried along in His love and others will see Jesus’ reflection in us. Let us not live half-hearted lives but ones that are transparent and in His likeness.
   Challenge for today: Open your hands to the Lord in surrender to do whatever He asks of you this day. 
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy