This is not something I recommend. I’m no spiritual scholar, seer, or genius. Plus, I’ve done absolutely no research into the plausibility of having a Divinity examination. In fact, I’m mentally ill in several different ways. Quizing the Almighty in some way, some how, or some form just seems to be a bad idea. However, praying daily has greatly helped my daily life.
Anyway asking God in a rushed, thoughtless, conversational tone, I flat out said, “Okay, God if you help me successfully drill a straight, long hole through this tiny twig and I’ll have completed faith in you.”
Now hold on! Before anyone scoffs at me, it should be noted that I immediately said to myself, “Oh sure Ted. Hey Jesus, it’s your midterms. You’ll probably drill a hole in your thumb.” I’ve made millions upon millions of beads. I’ve been sober for 20 years and the first 3 of those were spent carving beads. Wood working, specifically carving, was my replacement hobby for alcohol. (The reasons behind this will follow this post.) Most beads are done quite easily, but Wednesday, Sept. 25, I was just pushing myself to try to drill into smaller twigs than normal. My drill bit blasted through the side enough times that the ridiculous prayer came racing out of my mouth, followed by the mental scolding.
However, I have to admit that I prayed harder, and my concentration and focus was completely locked on my drill & the twig than before or after this one when I put God to the exam. (I include this sentence only for the atheist, agnostic, and the sake of faith. Your faith cannot be based on someone else’s reasons.)
The bead in the photo is the only one from that section of the branch which turned out successfully. The inserted photo is the finished product.
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