Devotions from Judy’s heart

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” Ps. 127:1
One thing we have noticed on our trip was the variety of homes and their locations. We saw some lovely mansions built on high bluffs without a single tree near. Being from MN I can hardly imagine doing that as we love being surrounded by a forest of trees. In fact we like it that our house cannot be seen by people from the lake who are fishing.  But those who stand out on the cliffs for all to see would probably feel “suffocated” if they lived where we do!  There was a time in ministry when we were more up front and seen, but now the Lord has us more hidden and it feels right. Al calls us a monk and a nun in the woods. People who come to Canaan are often those whom God is bringing into a more quiet contemplative time alone with Him.  We’re not all alike or serve in the same place but we need to pay attention to where the Lord would have us dwell in each season of our lives.  But may our homes be filled with the fragrance of Christ just as “Mary poured perfume on Jesus feet and the house was filled with the fragrance.” John 12:3