HELP FROM GOD
The word prompt for Day 22 is help. My first thoughts went to this verse in Psalms:
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
In my art, my writing and everything I do, God is always with me. He gives strength, wisdom and courage to finish the task at hand. The faith and hope I have in Christ guide me as I live my life. Love is the foundation beneath it all.
Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love—but the greatest of these is love.
We find help for inspiration in many places.
If we keep our eyes and ears open at home or out and about, there is so much to observe. Our imaginations will aid us as we study what we see around us.
God has created a beautiful world full of a variety of creatures, plants, colors and textures. You could think of it as a vast canvas full of great ideas for art or writing. The possibilities are endless.
HELP FOR WRITING
As I prepare to write posts for this October series, I spend time looking through my art journals. Keeping the prompt word in mind helps me find pages to fit. Then I take a photo of it and put it in a folder along with the prompt word for that day. When I begin to write I may use the pages I chose or I might find something entirely different.
Sometimes having it quiet at night while relaxing at home is a good aid for writing inspiration.
Also, there are times at night when I lie in bed unable to sleep. When this happens, I usually spend some time in prayer. An idea for a poem has also come to me at times during the night.
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches,
For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
HELP FROM FRIENDS
Writing every day this month has been a good discipline for me. The writing was to be done in five minutes on a particular topic, but I often went over. I tend to overthink the topic and then have trouble narrowing it down.
Friends are some of the best helpers.
Writing every day in October is a big task. I don’t think I would have gotten this far without the help of my friends, Bettie and Anna. We have chatted nearly every day, shared our words to be prayed over, and made suggestions to help each other.
Since we have to communicate online, we even wrote out prayers to intercede on behalf of one another. They have truly shown themselves to be friends that love all the time.
What about you? If you are writing the 31 Days, where have you found help? If not, where do you find help in your everyday life?
This is Day 22 of Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes, and the prompt word is help.
To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement.