Brightly colored spirals. New friends. YES!
Friday I hit the jackpot. I received two of my favorite things in one day.
I had just filled up my last spiral with prayers, scriptures, messages from God and scribbles of to-do lists and it was time to search out the next spiral.
This is an exciting search for me. It all came to be because years before I would try to emulate what others did for personal growth, quiet, and prayer time. I would do exactly as they say and it just wouldn’t work for me. Hmph!
I finally realized I had to find what worked for ME! (Read here.) And it had to be something that fired me up and helped me keep my commitment to a daily time with God – to study, pray and listen.
What worked for me was figuring out how to incorporate brightly colored spirals into my daily routine. All through school, I loved the days when I got to pick out new school supplies and mainly my new colored spirals.
Yes, I love the bright colors! But the coolest is cracking that spiral open – it’s clean, unmarked, and unused – and wondering what God will reveal in the course of filling up this spiral. It’s an adventure waiting just for me!
Hmmm, I just remembered I loved colored paper too! Especially the pink. Is colored paper around still? Where? Tell me!
After finding the perfect spiral that is soon going to hold some precious prayers and personal nuggets from God, I met a new friend for lunch.
We visited and I was so encouraged! It is amazing who God will put in your path right when you need encouragement. (Read here.)
We had so much in common – passions, desires, backgrounds – that it felt like we had been friends forever.
I was lost in conversation when she says, “Alene, do you know how long we’ve been here?”
I had not a clue. I was just basking in her encouragement and the sun streaming through the windows. It seemed like minutes, but we had been visiting for over three hours. I can honestly say that is just what God ordered for me.
What are your favorite things?
Amazingly, through a new spiral and a new friend God lavished on me encouragement, focus, love and hope.