Dear Ones,
Hope your wake with a deep desire to know the Lord more and more each day.
Lots on the schedule here today and then tonight we have soup supper and Lenten service.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Are you successful in life? We may say we are not important in the eyes of the world and yet we are a success if we are faithful to what God has called us to do. It could be He has called us to be the head of a world-wide ministry, or it may be that we are a stay-at-home mom, but we are both successful in God’s eyes, if we are in fact, doing what He has called us to do. When we know Him, we are all given unique roles to play in life and joy is found in doing just that. Knowing Jesus and following Him is the greatest joy in life.

On Sunday a choir of men, my husband included, sang before the congregation a song that deeply touched me, called “Knowing You”.by Graham Kendrick, a Christian song writer in the UK. He wrote that everything that he used to count as gain in the eyes of the world he now counts it as loss and writes:

“Knowing You, Jesus, knowing You, There is no greater thing. thing.
You’re my all. You’re the best. You’re my joy, my righteousness,
And I love You, Lord.”


The second and third verses are::
  “Now my heart’s desire is to know You more,
To be found in You and known as Yours;
  To possess by faith what I could not earn,
 All surpassing gift of righteousness.”
Oh to know the pow’r of Your risen life.
Oh, to know You in Your sufferings;
To become like You in Your death, my Lord,
So with You to live and never die.”
At the close of the song, I noticed that many had tears in their eyes. It is inspiring to see men committed to the Lord and wanting Him most in their lives.
May we desire to know the Lord in deeper and deeper ways and accept the sufferings we may go through and die to self, that we may live by faith and experience the greatest joy ever.
  Challenge for today: Spend a few moments just expressing your love for the Lord and asking to know Him in a deeper way.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy