Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying a lovely fall day! It was our turn to get donuts today and I always reach for the maple ones! I was in the kitchen cooking most of morning and our apt is full of aromas. This afternoon we have Bible Study downstairs and we are blessed by the fellowship.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
It’s all about LOVE! Have you had the experience of God teaching you in an area and then coming back around to it at a later time, and going to a deeper level? I know I have written on God’s love in a variety of ways in the past, and yet I feel I am only scratching the surface…God has so much more to teach me about His love and I feel like I am a slow learner, and sadly, sometimes a reluctant leaner too. 
The other morning, I was reading some scriptures on God’s love and later when we went for our walk with friends, David shared how he is writing a poem about God’s love. Then at the close of the day, a friend who is recovering from surgery sent me a bunch of scriptures on God’s love. By then I told the Lord, I get it; I want to be more teachable…to know your love in deeper ways and express it in self-giving! Lately I have become more aware of my selfishness and self-centeredness, and it is in direct contrast to His patient, kind, long suffering, giving love. I like what our friend David wrote on love and will share just a portion of it:
 “In the end, it is all about loving Jesus as he loves me.
The love that He continuously demonstrates is the way to be free.
The darkest cloud when they begin to form.
God reaches deep inside me and touches my heart, recognizing that I have been reborn.
For some time, I have been thinking about God and his love and what is known.
The one who created the universe loves me individually as his very own.
When I read about His unconditional love, I was in total awe.
He touches my heart by telling me he accepts me just as I am with all my flaws
 God’s love is perfect, patient, kind, never jealous, loyal, and much more. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
He will abide in us, and his love is perfected deep to our very core. (1 John 4:7)
A drastic change in our life happens when his love enters.
We desire to give God’s love away and make him the center.”
 May each of us experience more of God’s deep love and let it flow through us to others.
Challenge for today: Slowly read I Cor.13 and let His love permeate your heart and also touch
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy