Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall colors! Each day it gets more colorful out my window. Today is Donut day and I try to get downstairs early before the maple ones are gone! Emoji I plan to study and go to Aldi’s and then Bible Study and a beautiful walk on the trail. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  There are times to persist and there are times to let go we must listen to the Lord to know if it is His time to move on. Much of the time we need to hear words of encouragement to keep on and not to give up, but there are times that God will tell us enough!
  One day the diffuser for Al’s study just quit. It isn’t that old and once before it wouldn’t send out at mist, and we had called in and got directions of how to get it functioning again. So once again we decided to make a call and got someone difficult to understand. We tried to get it going with the directions we thought he was telling us but it didn’t work. We waited until evening and called for help again and got someone that spoke English well. But all that she told us to do, failed to work and although I tried again and again after we got off the phone, the diffuser was useless. We ended up getting a different one and are waiting for it to come. There came a point when enough was enough and I had to move on.
   It reminded me of other ways we need to let go, like in relationships. Maybe we have invested much time in a relationship that pulls us down, even though we have tried to help someone. A day may come when the Lord tells us to pray for the person but move on to others who are open and receptive. It could be we need to let go of a job that we’ve had for years and no longer challenges us and gets our juices going. The Lord may say, that He has something new for us, and we have to let go of the comfortable old.
  Isaiah says in Isaiah 43:19-20 (Message. “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. Its’ bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”
  Let us not be held back by our past but let us have open eyes to what God has for us now and enter into the new things waiting for us. 
Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to show you the things you are holding on to and let go.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy