Dear Ones,
Hope you wake with the awareness that the Lord has your day all planned. What is hardest for you to give the Spirit control? 
I hope to do some baking and get downstairs for coffee. The Paul Bunyan trail is now clear and it is wonderful to walk it with our friends again.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Are we aware of how important it is to let the Holy Spirit have free reign in our lives; to be open to Him to listen to what He has to say and to follow in obedience? Or do we often find ourselves asking forgiveness for times we have not followed through when we have had a prompting and not responded? Of course, sometimes we wonder if it is just our own thoughts or if it is really the Lord speaking; other times we just know and act immediately and are left with incredible joy.
There may be a time we are in line at the grocery store and the person ahead of us doesn’t have enough to pay; but the Holy Spirit whispers to us that we have more than enough and we quickly hand the person what is needed. Or it could be someone is grieving and the Lord tells us to set aside time to just be with them and to listen and to pray. We are His hands and feet and we never know how He will lead us when we get up each day, but that also makes life rather exciting. Today I woke with the song by Magnolia Lewis Butts,
“Let it breathe on me, Let it breathe on me
Let the breath of God now breathe on me
Let it breathe on my, Let it breathe on me,
Let the breath of God now breathe on me.”
We need the breath of the Holy Spirit to breathe on us and move through us and fill us anew every day.
Sometimes we may wake up thinking that we are not able to handle what is before us but the Holy Spirit whispers that God’s grace is sufficient. Or we tell ourselves that no one loves us but He says that He loves us with an everlasting love. Maybe we feel all alone but He whispers that He will never abandon us or leave us. (Heb 13:5)
The Holy Spirit is our helper and counselor, and gives us wisdom and understanding. He makes Jesus real to us and we need to daily invite Him to freely move in our lives.
Challenge for today: Pray that the Holy Spirit would make your eyes to see, your ears to hear and your heart to overflow with His love.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy