Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a good day. This morning I did food prep and went to my exercise class. In a little while we are having my childhood friend and her husband for a late lunch as they are on their way home after time up north enjoying God’s awesome creation. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Do we make the most of our time and every opportunity the Lord gives us each day? As I start the day early, while it is still dark, I never know what the day will hold. The other day it meant making another unexpected trip to Emergency for a resident in our apt. complex and later praying for a former member who may lose sight in his injured eye. Even with carefully laid plans, we don’t know what will happen in our day.  Paul says in Eph. 5:16 (The Message), “So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!” We are to be careful how we live and make the best use of our time. Rather than wasting hours on video games and temporal pleasures, we need to be wise and make time for what really matters. Our life is short and when we waste it on meaningless things, we cannot get that time back again. Our lives were meant to be lived for God, and that is where joy is found. He gives us His peace even when we our day brings circumstances that are difficult. When that happens, we can choose how we will respond. If we have given the day to the Lord, then we can choose to have a thankful attitude and trust Him in a deeper way.  Sometimes the situation can seem like a very unwelcome interruption in our day and we struggle. It is at those times that it helps to begin praising the Lord and worshiping Him in our hearts, asking Him to lift us above our circumstances. I find the Lord is usually trying to teach me something during those times, and I confess that I don’t always want to receive it at the moment. But later, when I surrender it to Him. I am filled with peace. Let us remember that time is short and our lives are in His hands so may we live it to the fullest.
Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to help you make the most of your time on earth.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy