Dear Ones,
May you have a peace-filled, prioritized day! This morning I have Women’s Bible study at church and then this afternoon we have coffee and fellowship with friends. I hope to get some work done too! Emoji
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Prioritize! Prioritize! Let us do what is most important and put that at the top of our schedule each day. I don’t write from practicing that successfully each and every day, for too often I jump ahead to those secondary things and then run out of time for what is top priority. I am referring to time alone with the Lord, enjoying His presence and listening to what He has to say to me.
  I usually have a mental list of what I want to accomplish and purpose to do each day. I have my own devotions and then write a devotional but sometimes I fail at just sitting with the Lord and soaking in His presence. I need to listen more carefully to His voice for He is the Good Shepherd and will lead me through my day. King David expresses the joy found in the Lord’s presence and his words are found in Psalm 16:11 “I always keep the Lord in front of me. When He is by my side, I cannot be moved. That is why my heart is glad and my soul rejoices. My body rests securely…complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.”
  It is important that we not just call on the Lord when we need something and ask for help during our day; but rather we spend time just being quiet with Him and listening to what He has to say. It’s not all about what He can do for us but enjoying His presence. We miss so much when we rush about and neglect time just to be with Him.
  The days that I plunge into my work first, I know I miss the best He has for me. But when I seek Him first, I find that I have a deep joy that spills out as I do my work, and it seems to get accomplished much quicker.
  May we all prioritize our day with spending time in His presence.
 Challenge for today: Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you to keep your priorities straight! 
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy