Dear Ones,
Hope your day is filled with peace. As we go into this election day may our hearts rest in His peace, knowing our future is in God’s hands. We  have a dual citizenship for we are earthly citizens of the U.S. but most importantly our citizenship is in heaven! I baked choc chip cookies on a stick, as requested by some of the residents here, and Al and I plan to go downstairs for coffee. What are you doing on this election day? Be sure to vote!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
I woke in the night and was very thirsty and gulped down some filtered water that was just what I needed. I didn’t need food or anything else, for it was my thirst that needed to be quenched.  Today there are so many voices telling us that we need their device to be happy, we have to have a particular item to have a good life, or we can’t get along without their product to be fulfilled. But even if we had all those things that are advertised, we would still be thirsty. Spiritual thirst is something that is not satisfied by things but by a person, the person of Jesus Christ. He invites us to come to Him for living water so that our spiritual thirst will be satisfied. In John 8:37 (The Message) Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts, let Him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believe in me this way, just as the Scriptures says.” When we drink of this living water, we are given the Holy Spirit and living water will flow from within us and flow continually out of us. We can have peace and joy even in the midst of whatever happens. The worry level is very high in our world at this time as we face so many unknowns dealing with COVID, the election, and all that is before us in the future. But what do we really need? More things are not the answer, but we need the One who holds the future. We can fully depend on Him for everything and have peace no matter what happens. Let us spend time with the Lord, and drink deeply of His life- giving water. I find I get very thirsty when I go to my exercise class and work out. I can hardly wait to get my water bottle during any little break. Oh, how satisfying that is! Also, when we are in hard work-out situations in our everyday lives, we especially need the Holy Spirit. Let us read God’s promises and take them to heart, pray in faith, and drink lots of pure living water.
Challenge for today: Spend some time in the Word and open your heart in new ways to the Spirit.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy