Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! The snow has stopped and we didn’t get very much. PTL!  I am cleaning and doing food prep as we have company coming this afternoon. I will see if I can send a picture to go with this devotional.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Each day we make many decisions based on if we are going to go God’s way or our own way. I was reading from Deut. 30:19-20 (Message) this morning where Moses exhorted the people to love God and follow His way and they would be blessed and have life and prosperity. If they choose not to, he said it meant death and adversity, but the choice was theirs. His words, “Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to Him, firmly embracing Him. Oh yes, He is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”
    Our choices not only affect us but also affect our children and grandchildren for scripture also records that whole families were saved at one time. Like the jailer who was guarding the prisoners when Paul and others did not try to escape when the earthquake released the doors of all the prison cells; it resulted in the jailer and his whole household being saved.
   At our weekly Bible study, requests come up for prayers of concern for our children and grandchildren to know the Lord. That is our great desire, and since we are in the 4th quarter of our life, we want to be fruitful, and to share Him with our loved ones. Al mentioned how we all are a container and in it we all have all that we learned in life, our walk with the Lord etc. Some of our containers are rather full and some are getting ready to have beautiful fruit. The picture came to my mind of a lovely plant I recently received from a friend. When he gave it to me, there were no flowers on it yet, but we could see it was getting ready to produce. The next day I had a miniature yellow daffodil that sprang up, and a day or two later I had some purple flowers. Each day I seem to have more and more flowers. The bulbs that were buried long ago are now bursting forth and the result is so beautiful.
   Let us remember that we may not see the fruit of what the Lord has put in our containers right now, but after our kids leave home and even after we are gone, fruit may appear. May we share Him with our loved ones, pray for them, and trust that they will also come to know Him.
Challenge for today: Keep choosing the Lord every day and let Him fill your container and pray it will bear fruit in the lives of others.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy