alllright you guys. I have my first official interview for a design position in ATL tomorrow. word. I’m stoked.
so my devotion this morning was based around Philippians 4:4-6
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
this verse really hit home considering the additional text discussed how in this passage God basically commands us to be joyful and to not worry… so, when we worry we basically but a ‘unless’ clause onto that verse - like… ‘do not be anxious about anything… unlesss your job is at stake’.
Furthermore, I was reading that when I am consumed by my own problems, I am conveying to God that my circumstances are greater than God’s commandment to rejoice. Yeah, intense. So, this sunk in. Therefore, as I tend to do, I copied the scripture reference onto my wrist to remind me to meditate on that through the day.
WELL as with so many things I do in order to remember, I forgot.
So, I’m at Walmart getting some groceries and what not… and the older man behind me in line asks if that was a ‘hand done tattoo’ on my hand. I had NO idea what this guy was talking about … then I remembered and quickly just replied that I like to remind myself of things now and then. He prodded further and said that it seemed like a scripture to him… I said, yes and told him what verse it was. He asked if I could remember it (this is when I started stuttering because I felt like I was in one of those touched by an angel shows ha)… I told him about the verse and he listened intently - all the while the cashier was waiting for me to swipe my card. Then the guy was like, ‘alright. well I’m fond of the verse ‘be still and know I am God.’ and that was the end of our conversation. I was speechless and all but shaking as I left Walmart. May seem silly to you, but it was super intense.
That’s my story. Thought someone might enjoy it. God still speak.