Dear Ones,
I am sending this out early for tomorrow’s devotion as we are getting up very early to begin our trip to N. C. We are excited to go to see Mark’s family and can only imagine how our grandsons have grown. We would appreciate prayers for safe travels and good health and a  blessed time with family! 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
   Our lives were meant to bring glory to the Lord, and all that we do should say that loud and clear, even if there are no spoken words. Actions do speak louder than words. We can hear a very captivating speech and then see the speaker treat his wife shamefully, and the words he had just spoken seem to go right down the drain.
  Our lives are to be living examples, no matter what our age. We are to be like books that are read by others. The Apostle Paul tells young Timothy in I Tim 4:12 (Message), Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity.” We are called to be living examples for the Lord in how we act and talk and conduct ourselves and even in our attitudes. We can outwardly be doing the right things but have a prideful attitude that cancels out everything else we do
    Even in our jobs at our offices we are to set an example and be people of integrity and encouragement. That means we take our jobs seriously and bring the Lord into the center of our work. It helps to pray before we begin our work and ask the Lord to be our CEO and to listen to what He has to say. During the work day it also helps to pause and pray frequently, so our lives are centered in Him.
   If we think of the persons we know that are examples to us, it is most likely their lives and not their words that stand out the most to us. They are like salt that brings out the best flavor or a light that shines in dark places, or an aroma with a beautiful fragrance.
How we all live is more powerful than what we say, and let us put Christ as the center of our lives in all that we do.
Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to make you a living example of His love to others. 
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy