Saturday, August 24, 2013

Knitter's Devotional: Persistence


And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.  ~Hebrews 12:1-2

Most of us knit because we enjoy it. It's relaxing and helps us keep our hands busy at meetings or while we chat with friends. It's fun to see a project take shape. 

However, there are times for many of us when the enjoyment goes out of it for a while. The yarn tangles, the pattern is confusing or we reach a stretch that is boring and tedious. We could give up, but if we want to complete what it is we are doing, we have to slog our way through.

It can be like that in the Christian life. Sometimes the work is hard. Sometimes things go wrong, sometimes we have a season we just have to get through without much excitement or change or even real rest. 

Paul compares our spiritual lives to a race. We don't need to be the fleetest or the most stylish. We have to set our eyes on the goal and get to the end. 

May you sense Christ's presence as you move along the course. 

We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.  May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:4-5

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