Dear Ones,
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today is another beautiful fall day. We were so awed by the colors at the lake yesterday…gorgeous! This morning I made spaghetti pies and went to my exercise class. Grandson Joe got home yesterday from the Marines due to covid and will be going back in January. Thank you for prayers. 
 Devotions from Judy’s heart
It’s so important that we keep in step with the Lord and are on His time table. Sadly, we can jump ahead of Him, and it only makes for stress in our lives and things not working out well. We forget that when we give the Lord our situations He is at work in unseen ways, and we can just trust that in duetime things will work out according to His perfect plan.
I was restless Saturday night as I knew we were going to our former church yesterday since Al was preaching. I continue to pray for several friends in my former Bible Study group and wanted to have time to catch up on their prayer requests etc. I also wanted to see a friend in Assisted Living and another former neighbor and friend who would soon leaving for the winter; that was besides going to our daughter’s for dinner and wanting time with our grandson before he left for the cities. I didn’t sleep so well as I couldn’t figure out how I could fit that all in, but I just knelt by our bed and prayed.
Much to my surprise, we got to Hackensack early enough for me to see my friend in Assisted living and to pray for her. Then when we got to church, I was able to talk to several friends alone who shared some concerns and helped me to know better how to pray. One had even baked my favorite cake and put it in our car, with enough cake to share with our daughter’s family and my friend whose birthday is tomorrow. After we ate dinner, my grandson wanted to go for a walk and it was a time he could share what was happening in his life while walking to see my friend on the next lake. On the way there, we were surprised to see a good friend on the road; when it was time to leave there, my brother and nephew also just happened to see us on the road and stopped their car to visit. I had no idea they were at the lake. As Al and I journeyed home later, I shared with Al what a rich day it had been and God arranged it all. My heart was filled with gratitude and I knew He was working all the while in the unseen.
Today I read from Psalm 77:19 (ESV) when the Israelites were fleeing and trapped between the Egyptians and the Sea, but God provided for them. It says “Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; your footprints were not seen.” We may not know how God is going to work in answer our prayers, and we may not immediately see His footprints, but we can rest assured He is at work. We don’t have to jump ahead as He has got it!
Challenge for today: Commit each day to the Lord and wait for His leading in your life.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy