Saturday, August 17, 2013

Knitters' Devotional: Taking the Time

Knitting takes time. Some projects take a lot of time. When we want to make something, we need to budget the necessary hours to complete it, for when we rush we are more likely to make mistakes.

It is good to keep that in mind as we plan for the various areas of our lives. It is better to do a few things very well than to do many things poorly. Planning out our time, making sure that the important things are allotted their share, is a good idea.

The Shakers believed that God's greatest gift was that of time and so strove to use their time wisely. We would do well to emulate them in that respect.

Another thing about time is that it is a gift we all get -- 24 hours every day. We don't know how many of those days we'll get though, so best not to put things off.

Whether with knitting or with other things, take the time. It will lead to blessings.

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

                                                                   ~Proverbs 90:12

I am writing a devotional book for knitters and would appreciate feedback. 


  1. Wonderful meditation on time and patience. A devotional book for knitters is such a great book idea too, Melinda. All the best!

  2. This sounds like an amazing idea.