Don’t go to extremes on anything. Make God the center of your life and you’ll be content. Ecclesiastes 7:18 (Clear Word)
My thumb hurts, no doubt due to the marathon, rapid-fire, repetitive knitting session I engaged in over the weekend. I have no one to blame but myself for my discomfort. The people pleasing part of me, that still desires to make others happy, took a big bite out of an ego cookie and knitted two hats in less than 24 hours. For those more experienced crafting folks who can knock out a hat in a few hours that may seem like nothing, but for an almost minted yearling, I was pushing my envelope. I was determined, focused, in a word – I was a machine and now I am in pain! I wanted to fulfill a wish for someone else to give a gift and was doggedly persistent in the desire to produce a quality product in a short period of time. I was in such a hurry I didn’t even take a picture of the pain producing piece of work, so you will just have to believe me that they are pretty. There might be a dropped stitch or two and some other flaws that may appear in the wash, so I wouldn’t suggest a vigorous washing! I went to an extreme, the day began with me focusing on God, I was reading, studying the Word, writing and discussing the goodness of God and other weighty subjects and then the chapeau request. Yet, through the pain, the seeming unfocused thoughts of my one woman knitting marathon I know this to be true, God was never far from me. While I may not have prayed on every stitch, He was with me and though it appeared I was outside the lines, He knew my heart and mind would once again be turned firmly and securely back to Him.
Making His praise glorious!
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