Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying the day. Waiting for the sun to show it’s face but hasn’t happened yet. This morning I made individual egg dishes and cleaned the apartment and studied. Hope to get shopping and a walk this afternoon. Sadly they closed down the community rooms so people can’t meet together as they usually do every day. Emoji
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Connections are important and we are finding that out more and more, especially during this COVID time. We use to be able to call someone on the spur of the moment to meet for lunch but now we must think first if it is safe or if the restaurant has shut down. We can text and do face time, but it is not the same as getting a hug from a loved one in person. Our son came to see us on his way to the Silver Chateau this week and how much better is that than a text message. We have many inventive ways of staying connected with others but how about our connection with the Lord? We don’t need any electronic devices for we can talk to Him anytime and anywhere and can spend time in His presence at leisure. Just think of how rich our lives can be when we nurture that connection throughout the day, just speaking to the Lord as we do our best friend. We can be ourselves, with honesty and openness about anything and everything. It is so freeing to be able to share whatever is on our hearts and know He completely understands. My Bible opened to Psalm 103 today and in David’s words I was reminded of all that He has done for us….”He is the One who forgives all your sins, the one who heals all your diseases, the One who rescues your life from the pit, the One who crowns you with mercy and compassion, the One who fills your life with blessings so that you become young again like an eagle…He is compassionate, merciful, patient, and always ready to forgive.” And so much more! David concludes with a heart full of praise. How can our lives be more like that, telling the Lord everything and letting our hearts spill over with praise? When we ask the Lord to be the center of our lives, and not just on the periphery, we can speak to Him from our hearts all the time. We can be open and tell Him our frustrations, our sorrows and pains, and we can ask Him for whatever we need at the time. So often Jesus asked others before He healed them, “What would you like me to do?” We also, can be specific with the Lord and share all our needs and then trust that He will do for us what is best. Let us connect with Him all throughout our day and then not forget to praise Him from a heart of love and gratitude.
Challenge for today: Begin your day telling the Lord you love Him and want to connect throughout the day.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy