Dear Ones,
Hope you had a great weekend. We had a good Rally Sunday with a banquet of food and then seeing our pastor and others getting dunked in the dunk tank. His own father got to dunk him! Emoji
I am making smothered pork chops and soon we are going to a Dr. appointment to meet our new doctor as our other one moved. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Do we seek man’s favor or do we desire God’s favor more? It makes a big difference for if we put man’s favor over God’s we are in for a lot of work as it never quits needing to be earned. Maybe doing certain things will give us acceptance for a while, but there is not an end to it as we have to keep doing them to maintain it. How much better to seek God’s favor which is supernatural and a gift of grace.
  I was reading today what Moses said about God”s favor, for it is nothing we have to expend  much energy to earn but is rather a wonderful gift that the Lord wants us to trust Him for. It is all about grace! When we open ourselves to receive from Him what we cannot earn, He pours out blessings on us and doors of opportunity open up. As Moses wrote in Psalm 90:17, “And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands yes, the work of our hands confirm and establish it.” But we can’t just receive His favor and then go live anyway we please. He wants us to listen to Him, to be watchful to obey Him, and He wants our love.
  I hope we have all experienced being loved for who we are and not for doing everything to please someone so that they would think well of us. When we are with family or friends who accept us as we are, it is an awesome feeling and we can just rest in the comfort of their love. Of course, God’s love is perfect and His favor is the most wonderful gift.
   I don’t know about you, but I am left with an awesome sense of His grace and we can enjoy His gifts to us, not being afraid we will lose them for we never earned them in the first place. Since we are His children, we are heirs to all that He has, which is limitless. In fact, we are very rich!
Challenge for today: Receive and thank God for how His favor has touched your life.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy