Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a great day. This morning I made egg dishes and got out our decorations for Christmas, since we are going to be gone for Thanksgiving. This afternoon we are going to have a Praise and Thanksgiving sing-along instead of our regular Bible Study. Afterwards I am going to take a friend shopping. The sun is out today and so beautiful with the snow out my window as I write. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  God uses each of our lives to help make known something about His nature. Because we are each unique and not like anyone else in the world, we carry within us something that will display a part of Him to others around us. We are all given particular gifts and talents that he uses to also point others to Him. We don’t need to compare our gifts with others or belittle our gifts for each of us have unique qualities that He can use; it is important that we play our part, which really matters.
    Through us the Lord can bring healing to others. Perhaps we are one who carefully listens to others and takes their needs, together with them, to the cross. Maybe we are usually upbeat and can bring a ray of sunshine to lighten the darkness of one who is depressed. Or we are a truth-teller that speaks out what is wrong that it can be delt with.
   It says in I Peter 2:9-10 that we are chosen instruments to do His work and speak out for Him. God works through us to bless others, and often we are not even aware of it
   Have you noticed that the more you give out to others, the more joy you have? Those that hide their candle under a bushel or neglect to do the works of love, miss out. Jesus died so we would no longer live for ourselves bur for Him. II Cor.5:15
    It’s important to listen to the Lord so we can be doing His works in His timing and set aside our own self-will. Jesus wants to shine through us and as the children’s song goes, “Jesus wants me for a sunbeam to shine for Him each day. In every way try to please Him, at home, at school, at play…I will ask Jesus to help me, to keep my heart from sin. Ever reflecting His goodness and always shine for Him.” May others know Jesus better because we beam a part of His loving nature to those around us.
   Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to use you in new ways to help others know Him and love Him.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy