I was thumbing through my latest journal, and noticed a distinct pattern. Every entry where I sought the Lord's direction, He answered. These entries varied from pen scribbles of sculpture ideas to sentence prayers about my drive to work. I prayed to live my faith so others could see You in my life and believe...I was blessed by scripture from 2 Timothy 4:5-"But you! Keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry." (bold print mine)
Another day, driving to work while it was still dark out, a song came on my iPod, and during the words, "...gotta start sometime; why not now?..." a shooting star streaked across the sky in front of me at the precise moment of "now".
Page after page.
Entry after entry.
I kept on--'keeping on'.
There was a thread of prayer running through every word and drawing.
I even found where I had prayed for friends during my breaks. All recorded.
Tough days at work were noted, with scripture--
"God cares about honesty in the workplace; your business is His business. (Prov.16:11-MSG)
"Let angry people endure the backlash of their own anger, if you try to make it better, you'll only make it worse. (Prov.19:19-MSG)
Persistence. Pushing on through.