Psalm 111:4 KJV — He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
I had not realized how much I had wanted to learn this.
Yet, in a conversation with our Bell I realized it might be another gift from God.
He’s blessed me in so many ways, it’s overwhelming.
Yet, I’m learning to simply say, “Thank You, Lord” and walk in whatever He has for me.
Whether I view it as a blessing or not.
This circumstance was definitely a blessing.
Bell bought me the crochet thread and I began on my first table runner.
It took longer than expected.
Yet, I was excited to make it.
Everyone liked it.
Bell encouraged me to try other patterns.
So, the Lord helped me find a YouTube video and I began making these Celtic Flowers.
Once I have enough, I’ll crochet them together.
Although they are more time consuming than I’d prefer, I’m definitely learning patience.
To make each stitch carefully and to be willing to rip it out when I have made a mistake.
After I finished my second table runner, Sis looked at me.
“Mom, I really have a new appreciation for all those doilies I’ve seen over the years.”
And in this journey of learning something new, I’m trying to be aware of other things.
How many times have I just taken things for granted?
I know my asthma has taught me to be thankful for every breath.
My crocheting has taught me to be thankful for handmade items.
My health has taught me to be thankful for pain.
Without pain, I don’t know when something is wrong.
Without the understanding of my physical or spiritual needs, I’m not going to change my habits or actions or attitudes.
Of course, all these changes are made through Christ Jesus, who helps me learn self discipline.
And as these changes occur, I find life so much more a joy.
The closer I walk with Jesus, the more I learn how to abide in His peace, His joy, and His love.
I learn how to trust Him more.
I learn how to surrender more.
Galatians 2:20 KJV — I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Truly, God’s gifts are amazing!