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Learn to Knit

Learn to Knit (Photo credit: abbynormy)

12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”  Exodus 4:12 (NIV)

Someone actually asked ME to teach them how to knit!  No, I did not laugh or giggle, though I wanted to,  did not offer the excuse “but I am just learning” or look for the hidden camera to see if it was a joke. I just said ok, provided a small list of getting started supplies and watched as many of the learning to knit videos I could to refresh my memory so that when and if the time came, I would be ready.

Well that day came and my first surprise was the pupil arrived.  Not only arrived but  prepared with needles and 3 skeins of yarn, so we began, with a slip knot.  For those who grew up and were fortunate to have Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts or lived around outdoorsmen we take it for granted that everybody can do a slip knot, which is not true. So the first lesson was this basic knot was repeated over and over, patiently again and again until it was mastered.   Oh and my other challenge, that I found out during the first lesson, this pupil unlike me, is left-handed. God always provides moments when the instructor has to not only has to remember what it was like to get those basics down until they felt natural but also must learn to do things in different way so that others  can learn in a way that is comfortable for them.  Everytime it feels  I still have so much to learn, God reminds me that a willingness to share what little I know more will always be given to me because He knows and sees everything!

Making His Praise glorious!


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Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

With the holidays season bearing down upon me sooner than believed my knitting has been kicked into high gear. With the exception of working hours, ok a few rows at lunchtime, my needles are not stilled. Completing one project last night I announced my goal of starting three projects! All in the same night, I know very ambitious. Projects one and two were cast on and begun without a hitch, but number three? I pulled yarn and it knotted. No sooner had I cleared that knot, a clump of stubborn twisted ones revealed themselves. I unravelled, untwisted, followed loops and  broke out in a sweat.  These stops and starts were slowing my progress and the fringes of frustration were creeping up. There was a part of me that wanted to just give up and go to bed, but no! I decided to create a new ball of yarn. Along the way more knots, but an instituted new strategy, I held the 


closed my eyes said a prayer and when I opened my eyes there was a new calm. This happened quite a few more times.  Reinforcing once again my lesson that nothing in life is unimportant to God and that time spent with Him untying knots, waiting in line or sitting quietly is wasted.  Every moment that could bring frustration when turned over to God is filled with peace.  I still have knots to unravel and look forward to knitting and spending more time with God. 

Making His praise glorious!


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