We are here for the night in Green River, Utah, and traveled about 13 hours today. The scenery was spectacular and it seemed to be ever changing.  This morning I read from Ps. 57:5 “Be exalted O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.”  And in verse 10 it was if his love reached to the heavens and his faithfulness the skies. What an awesome creator we have!
Tonight I have had a wonderful swim in the pool without any other people so I could just swim laps and pray. Wonderful!
We went to Sundance this afternoon and I was influenced by Robert Redford to buy a sweet smelling  gift for the sweet person watering my plants while I am gone! It was a beautiful place and we  enjoyed just sitting near the chair lift with a cup coffee and view of the mountains.

Devotions from Thomas’s book, The Beautiful Fight.
As we think of Jesus who has ascended and reigns, it gives us hope and points us toward transformation; it affirms that we can become more and more like Him.

 He reigns and  we can participate in the spread of His kingdom by surrendering to His life-transforming presence within us, by letting Him change the way we see, think, feel, hear, speak, and serve.

As He lives in us, we manifest His presence. .One of the biggest threats to that is showcasing our own presence; instead of sharing His wisdom we want to spotlight our own insight; instead of speaking His truth, we want to spout our own opinions; instead of adopting His agenda, we want to accomplish our own five year plans; instead of building His kingdom, we want to spread our own ministry.  We can build something based on our own intellect, energy, opinions, and perspective but it will die with us . But if we live for Him and His kingdom it will last for eternity. If He reigns than we can’t reign! I must be subordinate and surrender to His influence moment by moment..

Let us open ourselves up to His presence, wisdom and power rather than relying on our own gifts and abilities.
With those thoughts I will say good night. If I am able I will e-mail tomorrow or write on the blog. Blessings and love, Judy