Monday morning fog settles.. A tumble I stumble back on my feet, I drift awake in a sleepy daze, feeling grey in mornings warm embrace, breathing, the damp air fills every space within gently tangling thoughts and inviting me back to bed.... thinking, no thank you
In reference to the talents God has gifted me with, many people, over the years, have said these types of things to me:
“Mandy you could be famous.”
“Mandy you should go to Hollywood.”
“Mandy you could be rich.”
Considering how insecure I used to be and how much I wanted everyone to like me, these things sounded tempting and alluring but thankfully, since I had been wrecked (in a good way) by the Presence of God many times, I knew that worldly fame and riches would not satisfy me.
Therefore my prayer, for many years has been this: “Lord, you know I have this desire to be known. You know how much I want to make you famous but you also know that there’s still a part of me that still wants to be famous too. Lord I like hearing the praise of others but then again I don’t want to want this because I know it’s not what I really want anyway. So Lord, please change me from the inside out in the glorious way only you can and thank you for knowing exactly what I need and when I need it. Thank you for NOT giving me the status, the platform, the “likes”, the followers and the fame I think I want. I pray to be satisfied with you and I pray that I want your presence above all else. And I pray that if I ever do become more known worldwide and if that “status” takes me away from you that I will not hesitate to turn away from it because you are all I need and all I want.”
“Lord Jesus I come to you in all humility and pray, on my knees, to always come to you for the strength and courage to steward the plan you gave me for my life to be salt and light on this earth. I cannot do it without you. I don’t want to do it without you and please help me when I try to and when I think I can do it without you.”
AMAZING NEWS!! ✨ Thanks to #lisacodrington and the team @playcanpress my painting 'Along the River's Edge' now graces the cover of Lisa's new book! Check us out! Lisa is a talented author and I am so honoured to be apart of her storytelling.
Kinda an inktober sorta thing ?? The theme for that day was screech, and it made @bookswithemmie and I think of Pokémon!! So, I picked one for her and she picked one for me using a randomizer, and of course I’d get a crazy one like hippowdon (^8