Devotions from Judy’s heart

Yesterday we were in the cities and after our dermatology appointments I had a chance to shop. I always ask the Lord to lead me as there is a whole mall full of sales and it is like a scavenger hunt to find where they are hiding! I had a list for the grandkids of things their moms said they needed but not a lot of time, as it took longer at the dermatologist. But it is so neat to see how the Lord just guides when we ask Him. I went to one store and one thing ($25) was marked down to $1 and others that were similar were marked $4…the clerk gave them all to me for $1!  Each thing on my list was on sale and I just kept thanking the Lord and trying to use my time wisely. I was about to leave Macy’s but decided to go over to the far end of the men’s dept and there were things for  $28 that were marked down to $1.74.  I bought half the rack as they were on my list! When Al came to pick me up, I was so excited to tell him. But we always have to be on the alert as in one store the clerk “cheated” me on 3 items and I had to go back and let another clerk make it right. We need to always be alert as when we are rejoicing in the Lord, the enemy wants to sabotage us. I was so happy over the good sales that I almost missed the error. So let us keep awake for the enemy is always lurking around seeking to rob us.  As is says in I Peter 5, “Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up.”