May 18, 2021
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful sunny day! Can’t wait to get outside. This morning I made egg dishes, a cherry cheesecake, and a veggie dish. We hope to have friends coming this afternoon after she has a procedure done at the hospital.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
The Lord wants to unite His church and bring us together to display His power and His glory. Of course, the enemy is using every means to divide us and to cause divisions between Christians. It is so common place today to hear words like us and them, as people place others in groups according to sameness…what political party one is in or if they got the vaccine, or their view of end times etc. This should not be! We don’t all think alike for the Lord speaks to us in unique ways and we are to follow how He leads our individual lives. Our oneness is found in the Lord. The times are getting darker and we need to unite as never before to become one body who is willing to stand together against the powers of darkness. Al is now leading a Bible Study here at our apartment complex and we come from varied backgrounds but all with love for the Lord. We don’t have to agree on every bit of doctrine but on the important issues we can stand firmly together. When we are humble and open, we can learn much from one another for the Lord has many expressions and works in mysterious ways many times. I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from our son for Mother’s Day; there were flowers of various kinds and many different colors all blending together. The beauty of the bouquet is in the variety of flowers and each flower’s uniqueness. Even the smallest flower makes a difference and fits in. God wants us all to harmonize and live in peace with one another; that means appreciating the uniqueness of others and not demand they think just like us. We are called to be peacemakers and Jesus told the crowd in Matt. 5:9 (ESV), “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Also in Psalm 34:14 (God’s Word) King David says, “Turn away from evil, and do good. seek peace, and pursue it!” We are to pursue peace as far as that is possible and it begins with those closest to us. Isn’t it good we are all different for we will be amazed at all we can learn from one another, things we would have otherwise missed. Let us be peacemakers and unite with other Christians to become a strong force for His kingdom.
Challenge for today: Reach out to someone unlike you and ask questions and seek to understand
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy