Dear Ones,
Hope your day is full of sunshine. So beautiful out my window as the tree is full of white blossoms and birds .  I slept 9 hours  and woke to quite a sight in my mirror as my jaw and cheek are all swollen. I look like I have been in a fight. It should go down todayand I am thankful that the bleeding has stopped from my extractions yesterday. Thank you for your prayers. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  As I was having my devotions one morning, the simple song played through my mind,
     “You are my hiding place/  You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance/  Whenever I am afraid/
       I will trust in You/   I will trust in You/  Let the weak say I am strong in the strength of the Lord.”
 I had just finished reading a devotional on by Victoria Riollano, about ways Satan wants to destroy us. She shared how the enemy wars against us and will do anything he can to cause us to turn from the Lord. He loves to put doubts in our minds about God’s word and will question us if God really said that or if He really meant that for a different day!
  The enemy also wants to paralyze us with fear, keep our minds racing about  “what ifs”, and causing us panic attacks. But instead, we can pray and go to the Word and in faith rest in God’s promises. 
  Victoria also mentions how Satan likes nothing better than to quiet us from sharing the gospel with others who do not know the Lord. Today we are quickly silenced when we mention God or pray in public places but we must not shrink back from sharing the Good News. How else are people going to come to the Lord if we keep silent?
    The enemy is very sly and tries to cause us to live in shame. He reminds us of our past and tries to tell us we are disqualified to talk to others about God. But we are not to dwell on our past for the Lord has forgiven us if we have confessed our sins and He looks upon us as if we have never sinned.
   Satan is especially shrewd about tempting us with idols. Anything we place before God is an idol so it can be such things as social media, material things, and even good things that we can get obsessive about. He wants our focus off the Lord and to be on other things.
  He often tries to get us to accommodate the Word to fit our lifestyle rather than our lifestyle to fit into what the Word says.  The enemy is a great deceiver and tells us there are many ways to God but there is only one. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Let us live victoriously in Him and not give an inch to the enemy who is out to destroy us.
Challenge for today: Share the Lord whenever an opportunity comes your way today.