Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a grateful day! So many kitchens busy as we prepare for Thanksgiving. I have made most of the dishes I am bringing and just have the salad left to put together tomorrow. We are looking forward to a scrumptious feast at Ann’s. This morning I went to exercise class and this afternoon is crafts and tonight is Thanksgiving service and then pie following! Emoji
Devotions from Judy’s heart
We were made for God and when we choose to follow His plan for our lives, we experience great joy and a deep-down peace. But when we choose to ignore Him and go our own way, we feel unfulfilled and things do not go well; in fact, we can sure make a mess of things.
I was reading a devotional by Billy Graham and he gives the example of a man driving along the road in his Ford when something goes wrong. He gets out of his car and looks under the hood to see if he can figure out what happened but he is left mystified. Soon he sees another car coming down the road and waves it down, asking for help. A friendly man steps out of his new Lincoln and asks him what the trouble is. He shares how he cannot get his Ford to move. This kind tall stranger looks under the hood and makes a few adjustments and tells him to try to start his car now. Lo and behold it starts right up and the owner is so grateful. He tells him who he is and asks the stranger’s name. He said, “My name is Henry Ford.” He was the very one who made the Ford and of course knew exactly how to make it run.
Billy Graham goes on to say how God made us and only He knows how to run our life. When we give Him the control, life goes well and is exciting. We sometimes think we know where He is taking us but other times, we can be very surprised.
Perhaps we feel like we are in a winding mountainous road right now and we wonder when we are going to get on a smooth highway again. He knows! Or maybe it seems like we are on a dark road at night and we ask when the morning light will come. He knows!
Our part is to trust Him and let Him lead us for after all He made us. It says in Psalm 100:3a(God’s Word), “Realize that the Lord alone is God. He made us, and we are His.” If He knows us, He also knows what is best for us. David says in Psalm 139 that the Lord knows him and “You alone know when I sit down and when I get up. You read my thoughts from far away. You watch me when I travel and when I rest. You are familiar with all my ways.” Yes, God knows everything!  David closes the Psalm with asking the Lord to lead him on the everlasting path. Let us also ask the Lord to lead us but then to follow, knowing He knows best.
Challenge for today: Choose to follow where the Lord would take you today.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy