Canaan’s Rest represents a quiet place “set apart” for the purpose of hearing God's voice, growing in intimacy with the Lord, and being renewed in soul and spirit.

June 26, 2023

Dear Ones,
Hope you had a good weekend and got the needed rain. The sun is shining here now and I am doing food prep and going to my exercise class this morning. This afternoon we have an appointment and hope to walk the trail. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  I wonder if we realize the wonderful privilege that is ours that we have been chosen by the Lord to be channels of His love; that means we can share Him with others, bring encouragement and hope, and most of all pour out His love to them. It Matt. 10:8 we find Jesus words to his disciples as he sent them out two by two, to share the good news. He said, “Freely you have received, freely give.”                              We are only frail human vessels and yet He wants to pour His love, power, and strength into us to reach others with His love. Hopefully that is the desire of our hearts. We must guard against getting so involved in worldly affairs that we neglect what He has called us to do. We need to keep our priorities straight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We have received so much from the Lord and with hearts full of gratitude we share with others. That means being generous with our time, our talents, our means, and to share freely with those He brings into our lives. Because we are grateful, we desire to give to others!! When Samuel was getting old, he reminded the people of all that God had done for them and his words were, “Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.”                                                                                      Maybe that is a word for us today, to take time to recall his blessings and focus on His goodness that was freely given to us. As the hymn goes: “God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name/ I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name/ And is Jesus’ name I come to you/ to share His love as He told me to/ He said, ‘Freely, freely you have received;/ freely, freely give./ Go in my name/ and because you believe others will know that I live”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We go, not in our own power but in His power, and with gratitude and love to share Him with others. Let us be conduits of His love!
Challenge for today: Write down a dozen blessings God has freely given you and share one of those blessings with someone He puts in your path.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy

1 Comment

  1. Cynthia Daly

    Glad to hear from you. Yes we are blessed. May God help all His children to realize this and give Him thanks.

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