Tuesday, March 20, 2012
You Are the Lord's Knitting Project!
Our lives are like knitting. They are an intricate pattern designed by the Lord. He patiently knits and purls all through the years forming a beautiful design. He sees the beautiful pattern completely finished in his mind's eye.
Unfortunately, we don't. We can't see how all the stitches of our, with their twists and turns, can possibly fit together to form anything remotely beautiful. To us, they may seem like a jumbled up mess that couldn't possibly turn out the way they are supposed to. And sometimes we too are tempted to just give up!
The key to successful knitting and to life is to follow the directions closely. Even when you can't possibly see how everything fits together, just take it one stitch, or one day, at time. God has grace for us in every day and that grace is enough to help us, heal us and lead us through every twist and turn until the pattern of our lives is complete. His Word holds the key to every stitch that God is knitting. It is our instruction book for life. If we adhere closely to its instruction, making it our pattern for life, the beautiful thing our lives will become will surprise and delight us. His design is far more than we could ever imagine or create on our own. He is, after all, the Master Designer. And our lives are His creation-a masterpiece of the Almighty.
Are you willing to submit to His pattern? Are you willing to let Him twist and turn, knit and purl in your daily life without needing to understand or see what He is doing? Can you trust that even when you don't comprehend what He is doing that He is creating something beautiful, something useful, something good?
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to Him and He will make your paths straight."
His Word is true. He does not lie! Believe Him today and rejoice that your life is in His loving and capable hands.