Dear Ones,
Hope you are keeping warm and enjoying the beauty of the snow, lots of snow! We have nowhere we have to be, so we can enjoy this time to spend with the Lord, bake, study, go on our walk in the underground etc.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
How many of us feel valued for who we are, not how wealthy we are or whatever our status might be, but who we are as a person of God. The fact is that God loved us before we were born, in our mother’s womb, and treasured us and knew all about us. He considers us important and of such value that He would give His life for us, even if we were the only person on this earth.

We don’t have to run around searching for answers to life and who we are, but go to God, who knows us well and let Him tell us who we are. If we try to begin with ourselves, rather than God, we become egocentric. God is meant to be the center of our lives, the one who knows us better than we will ever know ourselves. I am reading Jeremiah, and God said in Jer. 1:5, “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations—that’s what I had in mind for you.”

I wonder how many of us, as we were growing up, asked for God’s plan for our lives and followed the path He had for us. He has chosen us and whatever He has for us in life, He will help us discover. We read today of men who were millionaires and did not find satisfaction in wealth, leave their high positions and do what their calling was from the Lord. Those are Holy plans when they are God’s plans, and He has chosen each of us for a specific calling. Some take a detour before being willing to embrace God’s plan, as happened to many in scripture. Jonah tried but got him in the belly of the whale. Pl

Our place in life is determined before we are born. God puts within us all the gifts we need to accomplish what He has planned. The important thing is that we are on God’s team, and not that we do everything right, but that we follow His leading and live for Him and to serve others. We are not an accident but all of us are called and chosen, and may we live the life that God has for each of us.

Challenge for today: Ask the Lord if you are in the place He would have for you right now and make adjustments as necessary.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy