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Jan 28

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for making it possible for me to sleep in until almost 9am this morning — I really needed it! πŸ˜€
Thank you also for encouraging me to read yesterday, and writing instead of just vegging out again, wasting time being caught up in despair like I was the day before.
Thank you for encouraging me this morning, giving me a yearning to use Illustrator more and start climbing that steep learning curve! Please help me with that — give me some doable projects so I can grow and put some small successes under my digital belt. πŸ™‚

 
Exodus 35:30-35 ERV

Then Moses said to the Israelites, “Look, the LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, from the tribe of Judah. (Uri was the son of Hur.)
And he has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God–he gave Bezalel special skill and knowledge to do all kinds of things.
He can design and make things with gold, silver, and bronze.
He can cut and set stones and jewels. He can work with wood and make all kinds of things.
The Lord has given Bezalel and Oholiab special skills to teach other people. (Oholiab was the son of Ahisamach from the tribe of Dan.)
He has given both of these men special skills to do all kinds of work. They are able to do the work of carpenters and metalworkers. They can weave cloth with designs in it from blue, purple, and red yarn and fine linen. And they are able to weave things with wool.

 
I thank you, Lord, that it is you who gave me “special skills”, and I ask you to teach me how to use them for YOU, according to your will and purpose. I see more and more that although it used to drain me quite a bit to write, if I do it a lot, it stops draining me so much, and it becomes easier (duh!). Thank you for having patience with me always, Lord. Continue to teach me and guide me and use me to further your purpose. Continue to encourage me in the things you would have me to do, and train my ears and my heart to listen and obey when you whisper to me to put something ELSE down — things that will only distract me from doing your will. Thank you for making me your workmanship, Father! πŸ˜€

 

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