Devotions from Judy’s heart

I thought of this verse many times today…“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you, and the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12. As we have been traveling we have seen many different kinds of mountains and I just happen to love the ones covered with many trees and lots of green. The mountains by Edmonds are gorgeous with so many tall trees but when we went over the pass it was like huge sand dunes with very little vegetation.  I thought of how we all have preferences and especially in spiritual rituals and traditions.  When we were at the Vineyard, it was very casual and yet we received lots from the service. But my preference is a little more formality. I like some liturgy, especially before communion etc but that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the Vineyard service. It is just my preference.  Sometimes we miss what God has for us as we are so stuck in our traditions and miss the richness of other ways. We loved the people at the Vineyard and the pastors and felt richer because of being there. Next Sunday we will be at a Covenant church and we love going there as well. Let us not stay in our small boxes but let the Lord expand us!