Dear Ones,
 Hope you have a peacefilled day. Al just left for Pine City to have our income tax done. I am stripping the bed down to the mattress and washing everything on the bed. I hope to get downstairs for coffee and Choc covered Raspberries. This afternoon is coming for a late lunch and will be nice to have mother-daughter time. 
 Devotions from Judy’s heart
  If we love the Lord, we will want to seek to do His will and follow the leading of the Holy Spirt, but sometimes we are unsure of what His will is. One thing we can be certain of is that He wants us to be holy and conformed to His image. That is a lifelong pursuit and means daily dying to our own self will to embrace His. But what about the daily decisions we need to make, do we pray to the Lord like David did in Psalm 143:10(ESV) “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”
    I don’t know if you are like me but there are times when I am trying to grasp what His will is in a specific situation and at such times, I would love to hear an audible voice. Just like Isaiah said in Isaiah 30:21 (ESV), “And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” I can remember once in my life when I heard his voice calling to me while sleeping and it woke me and I wondered at first if it was Al who called but he was soundly sleeping. There were no directions given, simply my name being called.
   There are also times we may sense the Holy Spirit giving us a directive for our life but then comes a period of watching for it to unfold. One friend who recently lost her hubby felt she needed to move to Assisted Living as her eyesight is getting worse. She was told it would be probably a year before there would be an opening. But what a surprise as a couple days later there was a sudden opening and she is moving in. But not all things happen so quickly after we feel like the Lord has spoken; but we can commit it all to prayer and patiently wait for His timing and not rush to make things happen on our own.  God will accomplish His will in His way and in His timing. Let us listen for His voice as He speaks to our hearts and says. “This is the way.”
  Challenge for today: Be open to the Holy Spirit and follow His leading in obedience.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy