The red sweater

Because I’m still learning how to listen to the Lord.

Because I’m still learning how to obey.

This red sweater has been in progress for over a month.

I started it right after I finished Anne’s sweater.

It gave me all kinds of trouble.

I was learning everything.

It was a new stitch, a new style, a new way to make a sweater.

Mistakes, tearing out, and trying again were common.

Just when I was feeling like it was coming together, I ran out of yarn.

Yes, I could have ordered it on Amazon, but I hadn’t kept the label.

The yarn was a Christmas gift.

So, I knew I’d have wait till my energy and schedule provided an opportunity to go shopping.

It was over two weeks before I was able to go shopping and God blessed me with the exact yarn.

It was even on sale!

The Lord reminded me I needed buttons as well.

I was so excited! Of course I was too tired to work on it that day, but it was a step in the right direction.

Then life happened.

Although I had the needed materials, other priorities pushed it aside.

So, I was surprised when the Lord brought it to mind this week.

“I’ve not finished the baby shower gift. I haven’t even started Ethan’s birthday gift.”

Trust Me.

Why do I question God? Like He didn’t know all the details already, I thought I had to remind Him?

-uhg-

I truly apologized for my poor behavior and grabbed out the project.

It’s been a process.

Frankly, I’m not sure I like the end result.

However, both Anne and Sis said I’m being too critical.

They are probably right.

Whether this sweater is exactly what I was thinking it would be or not, it’s just another opportunity to learn.

A reminder that every detail is in God’s hands.

It’s a reminder I’ve needed daily this week.

I’m so thankful for the Lord’s patience with me.

I’m so thankful for His perfect plans.

I’m so thankful for His promises.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

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