Dear Ones,
Hope you have a good weekend. This morning I am going to our Women’s Bible study that was postponed last Saturday because of the weather. I suspect that most of you men reading this are into  March Madness and watching the games. Quite an upset when Fairleigh Dickenson, beat Purdue!  
Tomorrow afternoon we have the funeral for little Jensyn who is now home with the Lord forever. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Most mornings when Al and I pray together, I pray for repentance to come to our nation and that the hearts of Christians will rise up and be strong and knit together. Friends sent us a letter from World Challenge by Gary Wilkerson and he writes of his burden for Pastors and spiritual awakening for our nation. He shares from the book of Jeremiah that I am also reading now and I tell Al often that it’s as if he is describing America.
  We have only to look around and see the moral collapse of our nation, perversion and rejection of God. Sometimes it is hard to believe how far we have fallen and we are seen as a pagan culture now. There is so much moral chaos and many advocate mutilation of children who are confused about gender identity. Some are even trying to justify Pedophilia to be acceptable. Even the church is getting just like the world and leaders no longer display integrity; sermons may be more self-help than preaching the truth of God’s Word and often church services are more entertainment than worship.
  Some things are so shocking and like Jeremiah who said, “Here is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones and I am weary with holding it in.” (Jer. 20:9) Jeremiah could hardly hold it in when he saw the condition of his nation and neither should we. What more does it take for us to should be alarmed and on our knees praying and interceding? We need a fresh outpouring of the Spirit to give us a passion for God and His kingdom and the truth of His Word.
  Let us remember that God is all powerful and greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. May we all pray that our nation may wake up, that pastors will be faithful to preach the Word with a renewed passion, and that we will be faithful to intercede and pray for revival. 
Challenge for today: Spend some time in prayer for our nation to come back to God and for your pastors to not hold back but preach the uncompromised truth.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy