Sunday, February 19, 2012
...my computer broke down...
(Sorry, had to!!!)
So I stopped everything, praying, "All right, God, I've begun recognizing there are always signs for when I should slow down. Is this one of them? Or is it a mere fluke with my dilapidated, ten year old computer? You're gonna have to send a sign, and MAKE IT CLEAR! You know how dense I typically am!" So I waited for answers to the questions: Should I start designing a website for future freelance copyrighting jobs? And should I desire success from it and other non God-related writing jobs, so that my family's territories can increase? So that we can have more to give more? So that we can free up time and finances and energy to work on behalf of those who need? In other words, God's "least of our brothers and sisters."
The next morning, my daily devotional reading began with a verse from 1 Samuel 18:14, "In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him." I was afraid I awakened my sleeping daughter when I read this as I couldn't contain a loud, "What??" escaping from deep within. The passage went on to proclaim that we must "speak favor" over every area of our lives and "...not simply our own lives, but over our businesses, our employees, our children and our families." Fate or intentional message?
Lastly, Colleen and I went out window shopping last night, and all of a sudden, amidst the shop artwork, she exclaimed, "Mom, there's your tree." And big as my vision for the future, hanging on the wall, was a tree in the exact shape and painted in the exact colors as the one I had been envisioning (okay, maybe less leaves but close enough). We just looked at each other...spooky! No doubt about the message now.