PLINKY PROMPT – Pick up a book, newspaper or magazine (ok, junk mail will do if you’re having a hard time). Shut your eyes, turn to a page and stab your finger at a word. Pop that in your post title. Do the same again. And again. There’s your prompt for today.
The nearest thing to me was a bible track thing called The Good News.
First word – Making
Second word – This
Making this. I didn’t like it so I decided to point again and I got the phrase “With Jesus.”
-Making this with Jesus. Wow! What in the world just happened?
Who am I, and what have I made with Jesus? Those are the questions this prompt brings to me.
I am a follower of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I have many interests, and I am terrible in social situations, but I try anyway. I am in love with the American Pit Bull Terrier, I am in love with people who genuinely care and like to make others feel worth this shot at life. I love film photography and abstract art, I love wildlife and our common cat, I love this life and I thank my God for allowing me to live it, to enjoy it, and to show others by example that life is totally worth every breath we take.
I love to debate, I hate that I get angry with people, I hate to feel like a failure, and I hate that I get overwhelmed so easily. This is what I know of my identity. I love, I hate, I live and I look forward to life after death.
In this life what have I made, what have I done with Jesus? Here is where I begin to feel disappointed in myself though I know that is not what my Father wants. What have I made? What have I done with all that He has gifted me? I know I have spent time writing poetry to Him. I have gone on missionary trips, but there is something else I have to do for my God. I have to speak. I have to create. I need to make something.
Yesterday my mother and a friend of hers were placing toys in bags with candy for our Christmas trip down to Mexico next week. The toys were mostly the old mcdonalds and burger king toys, not in bad condition, but we were certainly short on toys. As I helped I wondered if I could crochet toys for the trip next year. If I could start now and just crochet away until December 2013. Could I do it? Would I give up half way through as I have so many times before? How many headless toys have I made and never finished? I have always been distracted by one of my other many interests. I felt like I was kidding myself if I thought I could actually make hundreds of little crocheted amiguramis for the children in Mexico. I dismissed the thought, I threw away the challenge. But this morning somehow it has come back in such a delightful way. I realize that of course I cannot do it on my own, I need someone’s help, but whose? I need my Savior to help me as He has so many times before. He will get me through it.
Thank you Plinky for the reminder! I will begin to make amiguramis for the children and I will post my progress on my blog firstname.lastname@example.org !
I ask of my Lord that He give me the excitement, and the drive of a pit bull to see this project finished.
Making this with Jesus will be my Life’s only goal. this year, next year and for the rest of my life!