As I had said in my last post, I am in the midst of working on my stake's Christmas Concert, and writing the narrations. It has been a scary prospect to be left alone in this endeavor. To be forced to rely on the gifts that God has blessed me with. In the past it was so easy to just have the spirit hanging around, helping me to write and conceptualize the whole she-bang. This year, I can only hope I escape being hit by lightning if I mis-quote a past prophet or scripture. But I know the spirit is still there...just in case...
I had a "Just In Case Moment" the other day when I was getting ready to work on my last narration. I was writing about the Christmas Truce of 1914, and had rented a movie about it to brush up on the details. The internet didn't flesh out the story as well as I needed, so I was relying heavily upon this very hard to find video. And I couldn't find it! I found the cover, but no DVD. Where could I have put that? I prayed to find it, and when I still couldn't find it, I started to freak out. I kept thinking I needed to check my bedroom, and I did--twice, even though there was absolutely NO reason why I would have brought the DVD in there, so I ignored the feeling to check a third time. Finally, when I thought about the bedroom again, I said aloud, "But why would I have put the DVD in there?" The thought that went off in my head was, "Well...why would you have taken the DVD out of the case? You wouldn't think you would do that, now would ya? But you did." So...Ok...I went back to my bedroom, thought I should try looking on top of the armoir, again thinking, "But I wouldn't put it on top of here! Why should I bother running my hand over the top of this dusty old thing??" And...to my surprise...tucked between two candles and a giant dust-bunny, I found the DVD.
So I wasn't left completely alone afterall. The Lord knew this touching true story was a neccessary part of my program, and He was there to help me get it written.
Point I am making? Even when the Lord leaves to opperate under our own steam, He is still there to back us up. And it's a nice thing to know.