Dear Ones,
  Hope you are having a good day and enjoying these crisp Fall days. This morning I am doing food prep, going to go toAldi’s and to my exercise class and then work on the small Alzheimer’s quilts, along with other gals. We have Bible Study tonight too, so it is a full day. 
Loved what so many of you had to say yesterday about growing spiritually these last years.  
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  God is with us all the time and we have the privilege of communing with Him 24/7. He is always listening to us when we talk with Him and He wants to be part of everything we do, think, and say. In fact, we are told in I Thess. 5:17 to pray without ceasing. Now that doesn’t mean we are down on our knees praying all day long but rather we are simply lifting our heart to Him, recognizing His presence with us and sharing even what we are thinking with Him.
  Joyce Meyers wrote that prayer should be like breathing, something we do constantly to sustain ourselves. Just like we require breathing for our physical bodies, our spiritual lives need to be fed and nurtured by constant communication with God.
  He loves when we converse with Him and when we acknowledge that He is present to us all the time. We may find ourselves saying thank you to Him for something unexpected that He has just surprised us with. Or perhaps we lift our hands and praise Him in the shower as we feel the refreshing water washing over us.  Maybe we avoided an accident on the way to work and we thank Him again and again. 
 The longer I know Him the more I find myself talking to him, often in a whisper, throughout the day. We don’t have to have our eyes closed or hands folded but we can enjoy His presence with us and share our hearts with Him. We are not alone for He is always there with us! 
 King David said in Psalm 139 that God knew everything about Him and he was never out of God’s sight. God even knew him when he was formed in his mother’s womb and knows what he was going to say before he starts a sentence.
  Let us not forget that God’s reassuring presence is always with us and He is our closest friend. He waits for us to share our life with Him. James said in James 4:8, “Come close to God (with a contrite heart) and He will come close to you.” 
Challenge for today: Welcome the Lord into your day and share everything with Him.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy