Today is the last day of October, the close of my 31 Days of Encouragement series. In preparation for writing each day, I spent time looking through art journals, searching scripture and digging deeper. So, each post shares a part of my heart.
Originally, I was not going to write for the challenge this year. Then, on the eve of the challenge, I sensed God leading me to write encouragement and use art pages. All through this month I have felt His presence with me through prayers and from the help of faithful friends. Truly He does lead and keep us in His love.
Psalm 23 (CSB)
The Lord is my shepherd; I have what I need.
He lets me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters.
He renews my life; he leads me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger,
for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.
The challenge may have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean I will stop writing.
As one day ends another begins or rather continues my life story. In fact, each new day offers inspiration from many different resources. We just need to keep our eyes and ears open as seasons change.
Throughout this series I refer to God and my relationship with Him. With the confidence I have in Him, I can pursue my dreams, knowing that He is with me. He is the ultimate dream weaver.
Every moment of the day God is working in my life using many means to direct me in the way I should go.
Psalm 32:8 CSB)
I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with my eye on you, I will give counsel.
Not everyone is famous, but everyone has a place in this world. I heard a quote from Rich Mullins today showing what God can do with our lives.
He takes the junk of our lives and makes the most beautiful art. ~Rich Mullins
My 31 days of writing has come to a close, but my mission in this world has not changed. I will keep sharing the love of God to those in my path whether in person or through my art and words.
Our essential ongoing quest
Simple but not easy
Vulnerable and caring as we
Travel the long and winding road home
To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement.
Finally, we arrive at Day 31 of the Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes. The word prompt is close.