Dear Ones,
  Hope you have a great weekend. It is overcast and light rain here. This morning I cleaned the apartment and did a little shopping. Tonight we have “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!” which means we will show up at a designated home, along with others that are yet unknown, and have meal together. EmojiEmoji Fun!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  We all face challenges every day but we can choose even ahead of time, not to let negative things rob us of our joy. We don’t tackle problems alone for we can face them head on in the strength of the Lord. That alone changes the equation!
  We are designed to be dependent on Him so when we get in tough circumstances, they are meant to draw us even closer to Him. We go not in our own strength but in His strength that never runs out. As Paul said in Phil 4:13 (AMP) “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me (am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency).”
   We can probably all think of times that we felt weak in light of some tough circumstance we had to go through. Maybe you are in that place right now. But when we give it all to the Lord in utter dependency, we can see His power go to work. He is in control and we are not and we can begin thanking Him for how He will work things out. Also, we must wait for a green light if there is something He wants us to do. But we are not to charge ahead until we sense the path we are to take. Otherwise, we can waste so much energy as we take detours and wrong turns and spoil God’s way of handling it all.
   As we spend time in regular communication with Him it helps sharpen our senses to recognize His voice from all the others. We need to be patient and not run a red light as we wait for Him to open the door. Then we can move forward in obedience.
   If we are used to doing our own thing and not consulting the Lord, this will be difficult. But we can start in small instances and totally rely on Him and watch Him work in ways we may never have conceived. As we trust Him more and more, we can fully lean on Him in the big concerns of our lives. He is worthy of our trust, always!! We can make it through everything when we trust in His sufficiency!
   Challenge for today: When a challenge comes to you, stop and pray and listen and wait for the green light.
Blessings on  your weekend and prayers and love, Judy