Dear Ones,  
Hope you are enjoying this day. I went downstairs for donuts and coffee this morning and then shopped for the Good Samaritan boxes. Soon we will have Bible Study and then going to do errands. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  The truth is we all need the Lord but we also need one another. I love that the Lord gives us others to help us on our journey through life. He speaks encouragement to us through His Word but sometimes He uses a friend and even a stranger to give us just the exact word that can lift us up when we feel down, or give us hope when we feel afraid of the future etc.
   We recently went to a wedding where the Lord brought together a young man who had prayed for a Christian wife and a woman who had prayed for a godly man to marry. God has joined them together in a strong bond but the fucus is not just on them, but pleasing God first. What an encouragement they are to one another. 
   Just like this couple who are tightly knit,  I also believe that the Lord wants to closely unite His body together so we also are mutually strengthened and encouraged. More than ever before, as we see things in our culture get worse when God is left out, there is strength when Christians bind together in oneness. Rom. 15:1-2 (Message), says, “Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each of us needs to look at the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, ‘How can I help?’” When we are knit together in oneness we can speak truth to one another, bear each other’s burdens, remind one another of God’s promises.
  We all falter at times, even as the prophet Elijah who was so discouraged and scared after a run-in with Jezebel, who wanted him killed. But just like him, fear and disappointment can trip any of us up; but when others shine their light on us, or lend a hand there is strength and power and oneness.
   Let us not neglect to gather with those who God sends our way/
Challenge for today: Take a moment to encourage someone God puts in your path today.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy