Dear Ones,
Hope you had a fun weekend and time to get refreshed. This morning i made egg dishes and veggie stir fry etc. and went to my exercise class with my friend just two doors down. It seems like it is trying to snow out today…burr!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Are we copycats? Do we see what others are doing and then try to mimic the same or do we rather seek to find what is individually best for our own lives? Teens especially want to know what is “in” and then dress like others, even if the style is not favorable for them. Pastors can hear what program was successful in another church and decide to do the same, even though it may not be what is best for their congregation. We can hear of some method of spending time with the Lord but then discover that it is not what works for us to draw closer to Him.
We are individually made and unique so we don’t need to copy someone else to find out know how to live our lives. We can observe and learn from them, but we have to discover what is right for us. God has put the exact gifts, the perfect personality, and everything needed to carry out what He has planned for our lives.
I was reading from Psalm 119 today and in verse 33 (The Message) the Psalmist says, “God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—my whole life one long, obedient response.” Then in verse 73 he says, “With your very own hands you formed me; now breathe your wisdom over me so I can understand you.”  The Psalmist wants to be taught God’s way for his life and goes on to say that God’s Word is a lamp for him and will light his path.
This morning I asked Al how he spends his time with the Lord after we have had prayer together. Since he is in his study and I am at my desk in our bedroom, I don’t know what His time with the Lord looks like. But we did discover that ours are different for I am more methodical and he is more spontaneous. But we don’t have to approach our devotional life the same but what is meaningful in our walk with the Lord. God wants to individually lead us and we don’t have to copy anyone else!
Challenge for today: Don’t be a copycat but ask the Holy Spirit to be your guide in your daily walk.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy