Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying this day! It is so beautiful here and we look forward to a walk on the trail. This morning I began some packing, made some brownies, and did food prep;’ This afternoon we have friends stopping by, including the Best man from our wedding. We always have a hilarious time! Yesterday we had a rich time of fellowship with friends also so it has been raining blessings!
 Devotions from Judy’s heart
I woke up the other night and realized I had been dreaming and all I remembered in the morning was that the Lord was telling me to ask. Ask what? Ask anything, all my questions and wonderings, just ask. Does that mean that we will get everything we ask for? No, but it does mean we will get everything that is in alignment with His will, which is perfect and the best. When I was having my devotions later and reading from the chapter for the day, I noticed it gave the same message. Jesus had been walking with His disciples, the morning after He had cleansed the temple. He was hungry and saw a leafy fig tree along the side of the road. When he went closer, He saw that it had no figs on it, and spoke, “No more figs from this tree-ever!” Immediately the fig tree just withered up and His disciples could hardly believe it.  Jesus told them not to doubt and they could do bigger feats than what was done to the fig tree. In Matt. 21:22 (Amplified) it says, “And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and (really) believing, you will receive.” There it was again, we are to ask of the Lord, but to ask in faith.  We are not to be like the fig tree that appeared to be good at first glance but close up it was fruitless. Jesus was comparing the nation of Israel to the fig tree that looked outwardly good but spiritually bankrupt. What about us? Do others think we have lots of faith, and yet we are lacking. If our faith is genuine it will bear fruit in our lives. Jesus also told his disciples if they had genuine faith without doubting that they could move mountains. I’m sure we all can think of mountains in our lives that we would like moved. Let us not doubt but be strong in faith and believe.
Challenge for today: Don’t doubt but believe for what you cannot yet see.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy