Dear Ones,
We are at our son’s home in Olathe, Kansas and enjoying time with family and also nice warm temperatures. We arrived yesterday in time to go to Lily’s soccer game where they tied in double overtime. Very exciting and also cozy warm as the sun went down while we watched. This morning  we plan to go to a Christian bookstore and also see movie coverage of the sauna at the lake being moved down by the cabin.  
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  God shows compassion on the big things that concern us but also the smallest details of our lives. We can share everything with the Lord and leave it with Him to work out accoring to His plan.
  Recently, I was made aware of His capable hand that moved in my behalf. Our son texted me that flowers would be arriving for Mother’s Day but wouldn’t arrive in time, due to shortage of deliverery persons. Tuesday came and no flowers to be seen by the office, or mail room or by the entrance of our apartment  complex. I prayed that they would come and checked later in the day but nothing. Wednesday came and surly they would be there, but still no flowers. I mentioned it at Craft Time to friends and also told our son they were never delivered, even though he had paid for them and had a message they were delivered. But about supper time a friend knocked on our door and held in her arms a big box. She had found the flowers on a different floor at the end of the hall, near another apartment door. She investigated and discovered my name on the box and grabbed it.
   What a God’ instance that she would be prompted to walk the halls and find my lost flowers that had no reason to be where they were. I thanked her and the Lord, and she ended up caring for my flowers while we are here at our son’s home for the weekend.
   This is such a small circumstance but God’s thoughts and intentions are for our good and welfare in all the concerns of our lives. As it says in Jer. 39:11-12(NIV), “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me, and I will listen to you.”
   Our part is to call on the Lord for everything small or huge and His ear is open to hear and respond. Too often we get worried and stressed over what may be happening in our lives and we try to fix it; and when we are all out of options, we call on the Lord. He should be our first line of defense.  We are to seek Him and trust Him and watch for His work in our behalf. Maybe we can’t see His good purpose yet, but in the fulness of time we will.
  Challenge for today: Call on the Lord and wait in patience for him to act.   
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy