I’m on an adventure learning how to knit! This is an amazing skill and an art! Each knitted “creation” is made with an imprint of the one who made it! They pour themselves into each blankets, hats, gloves and more! I’ve wanted to learn ever since I was young! I image my grandma knitting as she thought about each one of her grandchildren! Im always so amazed when my sister-in-law makesthe most beautiful quilted blankets that I have ever seen! She used her beautiful talent touching the hearts of my children and more! She takes the time to individualize each blanket! She not only blesses me with her love but each one of my children! As we think about the same love God has for each of us, we can see how he created us all in his image for his glory! We are his masterpiece! In the body of Christ we are to be woven together in faith, hope, and love as we bring him glory each day! My grandma knitted or crocheted everything including dolls, stuffed animals and blankets! As I hold my newborn baby, she is in heaven now, but I have the blank she made for me! I value everything she ever made for me when I was younger because she did it with love! My other grandmas embroidered something beautifully using only thread and a needle and made me a beautiful blanket! This is a beautiful art that is really hard to learn! Not only does it take a lot of patience to learn, but even more time for someone to teach, because I’m sure not all students learn in the same way! I’m usually a visual learner and hands on! However when it comes to knitting, I seem to struggle with the visual part! God knows all our struggles and weaknesses! He knew about Moses’ struggles in speech! He sent help through his brother Aaron! Moses’ struggles didn’t change what God had planned for him to do! God worked with Moses! God gives you all you need to do the purpose God called you to do! Nothing stops His plans! So, this has been an amazing challenge for me!
God brought me the right teacher because I needed someone to take me by the hand and willingly repeat each lesson, as I try again and again! It takes a lot more time and patience to teach someone how to knit, especially when you have to literally take them by the hand in each row like me! I’m thankful for God’s love, who takes us by the hand each day! Through my friend, a sister in Christ, I’m finally learning how to knit! I almost felt like it was too late for me to start because it takes so much time to learn each step. However, God reminds me it’s not too late! She is teaching me and encouraging me to keep practicing even when it’s hard! It’s not to late for you to have a relationship with Jesus!
While I think about how God brings opportunity for us to grow, we have to choose to take the steps to learn! We can think about everything we would like to do or look for perfect conditions to start. What we think about is being in idle, going nowhere except thoughts dancing around in your mind. Taking the first steps forward is hard for sure but as you keep moving you begin to grow. As I fumble through each stitch, I think about 1 Corinthians 13:13, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” It is through faith, hope, and love that leave an imprint on our future generations! We need to live out God’s love to pass on to each generation! My kids watch me struggle, they start asking why do you keep going? But, even in My mistakes along the way, God is leading my kids through my struggles as an adult! We need to be open to learn in all stages of life, especially to what God has for us to learn! We can’t learn something new if we’re not humble or stay idle! I’ve got a long way to go, especially when I made something that looked like a seahorse, when I tried to make a row! Even in the mistakes, we get stronger because you work through them! And the best part is the relationships that develop on the way! I’m now doing a practice knitting “creation” at home, and I sent a picture to my friend who is teaching me! I said, “I made mistakes” She responded, “Not a problem. Design elements” how encouraging can she get? Design elements! God has put his imprint on each and everyone of us! He lovingly places something unique in each of you! Your purpose is for His glory and he loves to see his children doing beautiful and special things for him that bring him glory! We are his masterpiece and our purpose can’t be filled by someone else because it is unique to only you!
Being a mom is a blessing and As I live out being open to learn more about God with my children at my side. We can learn so much from each other! I pray for Him to reveal himself and lead the way, because I make plans, but God is the one who establishes them! As I ask for him to keep me humble because pride can sneak into us all! If we don’t stay at Jesus’ feet we can get of course, we need Him to know which was to go! God gets our attention in so many ways, but we need to listen! God gets my attention through my children! So, they ask me why do you keep doing it if it’s so hard? So I thought for a while and wondered… I explain that through this life lesson, God is showing me it’s never too late to start something new that you have always wanted to do. The best part is through relationships with God and you sisters and brothers in Christ, we can experience God’s endless goodness! We are knitting in faith, hope and love in the body of Christ! As we bind them together, it makes a strong cord, a beautiful creation! We are not designed to be a single string wrapped up in a ball in idle! We are meant to woven together in unity in Christ! Because we are His beautiful creation! Hebrews 12:2-3, “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” It was the joy set before him that endured the cross! We are His! We get to understand in a deeper way about what Jesus has done for you and me, and what he continues to do for everyone. When he Knits us together, he knows ever part of you! He was thinking of all of us on the cross! Because of His unwavering love for us, he continues to work with us through our mistakes in life. Just like the mistakes I made in my knitting “creation”, I continued to carefully knit forward as I made a design element! He will continually take us by our right hand to show us as we abide in a loving relationship with him, leading us to which path to take for his purpose while bringing him glory with each step we take! We are his masterpiece and he cares for us! He knows the numbers of hair on our head and the thoughts he has for us are as numerous as the sand.