Devotions from Judy’s heart

When I was sick, I slowed down and did not rush through my work….mostly because I didn’t have the energy to do it at full speed. But I found it was more satisfying and fun to do it at a slower pace and I hope to refrain from going back to my old ways. So often when I get up in the morning it is my practice to push into high gear and I miss the joy of the moment. It is something that I have always struggled with. Every time I read a book on living in the present moment, I think Yes, I want to do that more. Some how slowing down helps me to savor the moment and enjoy His presence with me. When I was preparing for the Wildmen, I had all day on Friday to do that and so I just took my time. Sometimes we don’t have that luxury when something unexpected comes up, but much of the time we are rushing into the future and missing the present. When I am alone in the car, I often just sing and talk to the Lord and I want to do more of that as I am home in the midst of my work. Mary is such a wonderful example of not being anxious but enjoying Him and sitting at His feet.  I’m afraid I have lots of Martha in me but I know the Lord can help me to change one step at a time. May we have Mary hearts!