Whether it's a conversation with a friend, a word that is penned, or a craft that is made, everything we do leaves a stitch in the fabric of time. Join us as we investigate the stitches of the past and present...
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).
Guide me in your
truth and teach me, for you are God and my Savior, and my hope is in you all
day long— Psalms 25:5
I’ve been trying for over a week to write this devotion.
Well, not this exact devotion. I’ve started at least three new ones, looked
over a dozen devotional ideas and not had a bit of luck writing one that seemed
to work. So, last Friday, I put them all aside and told myself I’d work on it
again over the weekend.
This morning, before going out to garden, I turned on my
phone and checked the email. One of the blogs I follow had a devotion on it,
and I suddenly realized I hadn’t written mine. Panic filled me and I heard God
say, “Be still and know that I am God.” I suddenly knew why I hadn’t been able
to complete any of the dozen devotions I’d tried to start.
I hadn’t been
listening to what He wanted me to say.
I do that a lot … depend upon my own skill and knowledge to
create, repair, and complete things. It’s a bad human habit I have. It’s not
that I don’t know God should lead me, or that I don’t want His input. I just
get caught up in the momentum of life and go ahead on my own because my basic
nature is to be a fixer.
Funny thing though, I have the greatest fixer ever on my
team … God. If I’d have just paused and said, “Ok, what do You want me to write?” I probably wouldn’t be scrambling now to get
this devotion done. Which flowed like water from a tap, unlike the others I’d
tried to write.
Lesson learned … again (because I’m hard-headed): Stop and
listen, because He wants to guide me and teach me.
What about you? Do you ever forget to let God lead you?