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DEVOTIONAL: WALKING WITH GOD ONE DAY AT A TIME 

One evening I was praying on the dimly lit rooftop of a university building. I was in deep conversation with the Lord, wrestling with a difficult situation while pacing frantically back and forth on the cemented pavement between well-worn benches and low lying shrubs. I had so many thoughts racing through my mind; so many questions needing answers. 

Feeling terribly frustrated, I looked up at the sky and cried out to the Lord for an answer; for a sign; for His voice – for something! Suddenly a gentle calmness fell over me and in that moment I noticed a beam of moonlight shining directly onto a small spider, spinning its web on a low lying shrub next to me. 

This little silvery creature was busily casting several spokes on neighbouring bushes. Soon enough, he began moving from spoke to spoke, shooting thin glistening lines of web in the air with great precision; connecting each spoke one thread at a time. 

It was then that a gentle but firm thought penetrated my mind saying, ‘Marcha, do not be anxious. Just trust me to your look after your future. Like the patient weaving of the spider’s thread from one spoke to another, I want you to just take the time to breathe and walk with me through your situation one day at a time’. One day at a time was what I needed to relieve my anxious mind. One day at a time is all we can really handle – the future is His to hold. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious, struggling with a problem that seems impossible to solve, trust Him who holds all your tomorrows in the palm of His hands (Jeremiah 29:11). Take a deep breath - and present your situation prayerfully before a Heavenly Father that cares deeply about your struggle (1Peter 5:7). Then let Him walk through this matter with you at a pace that you can handle - one day at a time.

A DAY IN THE LIFE: MY ART WORK RESURRECTED 

I finally finished the last stage of my horse portrait – the ears are done – lol! This artwork is my first serious piece in over 25 years. It is also the first time I’ve ever used coloured pencils to draw. I used to sketch with graphite pencils as you can see by the picture of the eagle I drew on the ceiling of a friend’s room many years ago!! 

Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of my visual arts side but I am so glad to have re-discovered the joy of drawing again. It is SO therapeutic!! This art work is going to be a part of a collection of pieces that will be created to complement key messages and Bible verses in my presentations and concerts. 

I love that God can speak to us through His furry or feathery creatures, and other marvellous works of His creation. There are so many lessons that can be drawn from His book of nature. I hope to share with you some stories on my FB page from time to time; stories that highlight some important spiritual lessons I learned while connecting with animals – especially birds for some reason! Lol 

For now, I just want to share that am so happy to have ‘finally’ finished my horse portrait – yay!! Now I will be starting a new drawing of a tiger as shown by the preliminary sketch. Pray for me – he has lots of detail – yes, lots of fur! Blessings, M:)