Dear Ones,
Happy weekend! Enjoy these Fall days before the weather gets cold. This morning I was busy in the kitchen and fixed porkchops smothered in apples and onions, roasted Brussel sprouts, and roasted sweet potato roasted coins etc. I brought some choc covered raspberries downstairs and always get a hearty welcome! Emoji  Tomorrow Kurt is coming through on his way to the cabin.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
It is time to be alert and wake up as a church and prepare for what is ahead. Only the Lord knows what that is, but we are warned not to be asleep. Recently on Facebook, they had several wives who did a little trick on their husbands and all got the same response. Each of them played the music that announces that NFL Monday Night Football is coming on which is sweet music to most men. One husband was dozing on the couch and when his wife started playing the music he immediately woke up and went into the family room thinking the game was starting. Another man was upstairs and as soon as he heard the familiar music came bounding down the stairs and ran into the TV room, only to find the game was not on yet. If he would have looked at the time, he would have known.  I laughed out loud when I saw his reaction and he knew his wife pulled a fast one on him. But if we think of it in a spiritual light, it is very sobering for the enemy has been duping us and lulling us to sleep. It says in Matt.13: 25 (God’s Word). “But while people were asleep, his enemy planted weeds in the wheat field and went away.” Of course, the enemy tells us we have plenty of time to get ready for what is ahead or even to know the Lord, and the church has been believing the lie as well. Just like the husbands who were snoozing, the church has been coasting along and not using the time wisely. The Apostle Paul warns us that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night and says in I Thess. 5:6, “Therefore, we must not fall asleep like other people, but we must stay awake and be sober.” Taylor who you have prayed for in the past, and her mom are becoming involved in planting a new church in the Omaha area to reach the lost. When we talked to Taylor over Labor Day weekend, she was so excited for what God was doing. On their first in person service Sunday, over 300 showed up and they are excited and focused to reach out into the community to bring others to the Lord. Let us not be asleep and think we have all the time in the world. Instead let us use each opportunity the Lord puts before us every day to share Him with others.
Challenge for today: Ask the Lord to use you to point others to Him.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy
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