Dear Ones,
  Hope you are enjoying the day. Wind and rain this morning but I see blue sky now. I did food prep and went downstairs for donuts this morning and this afternoon we have Bible Study here. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Each day we have the opportunity to draw closer to the Lord but what hinders us? When the Holy Spirit shows us things that are out of line and need to be changed in our lives, do we protest inwardly and ignore? Or do we say yes, I am willing to deal with those things and to change to become more like Him?
   The enemy is so quick to whisper to us that another time might be better to address those things in our lives that need to go; or he may question us as to why dig that up as it will probably be a bigger issue and messy. But anything that keeps us from the Lord is something that we need to deal with.
   Recently, the diffuser in Al’s study stopped running and it was just one week past the year warranty. I usually run two diffusers with Essential oils, especially during Covid, and didn’t want to buy a new one. This diffuser should last longer and I waited a few days before calling in. I placed an order and then told the gal that I was having trouble with our diffuser and could she connect me to the maintenance dept. But she quickly said, “I can help you with that and can get your diffuser running. And that she did, and with only a few directives, we had it running again. I thanked her profusely as she saved me sending our old one in or buying a new one.
   It made me think of those whispers of the enemy that wants us to just keep on going our own crooked way rather than dealing with the issues of our hearts. But the Holy Spirit uses many means to correct us, if we are willing, so that our hearts are open and receptive to the Lord. Sometimes He uses pastors, counselors, friends, to be His instruments to help correct  us. He may use a casual acquaintance that speaks just the right word, much like the woman who took my order. It may surprise us but we need to respond when the Holy Spirit is calling things to our attention.
   Let us be humble and open and ready to accept His directive and not resist. Then we will be changed and “our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like Him.” II Cor. 3:18b (Message).
  Challenge for today: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal where you 
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy