Former Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig earned the nickname Iron Horse for setting Major League Baseball’s record for consecutive games played at 2,130. Gehrig surpassed Everett Scott’s record of 1307 consecutive games, holding this mark for 56 years. The new standard for consecutive games played was set by former Baltimore Oriole short stop Cal Ripkin Jr. Before sitting a game in his 16th and final season, Ripkin played 2632 games in a row. As for me, today marks my 3,000th consecutive blog in as many days.
Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually! – 1 Chronicles 16:11.
My first blog was posted in February of 2012, inspired by attending a weekend conference on discernment. One of the exercises I participated in used word association to highlight your gifts, talents and spiritual gifts. One of the attributes that was confirmed is my ability to write in the Spirit. The best way to describe this unique skill is using a scene from Good Will Hunting. Skyler and Will talk over lunch as she tries to multi-task, working on Organic Chemistry. Will uses the analogy “I just play” to explain his rare gift.
Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives, Galatians 5:25.
Two verses in the Bible unveil the spiritual possibilities for those who yearn for God’s presence and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. During my initial years as a high school Bible teacher, I was uncomfortable with and unsure of what to do with my strange gift. Yet, after receiving assurance from pastor Bruce, I began to write down my thoughts, whispers and voices that I hear. In case you were wondering; no I don’t see dead people. Journals, notebooks, sticky notes and any scrap piece of paper became vehicles to relay messages from God. Like a dream that fades from your memory, you never know where or when the Spirit will move. If you are eager to listen, you too can write 3000 blogs in 3000 days without repetition.
by Jay Mankus