Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Knitter's Devotional: Faithfulness

I am writing a knitter's devotional and would love feedback on this entry. Constructive criticism on content, clarity, readability and grammar welcome. Thank you.


Sometimes, knitting can be a slog. We get to point where we just don't want to continue with a project. It's tedious or difficult or taking extra time. If we persevere, though, we will have the reward of knowing we were faithful to complete the task. We might also have the joy of knowing that someone is grateful for our gift.

Sometimes, the Christian life can be a slog. It's hard to keep going. We don't want to live for God instead of ourselves. We want to give up, to take the easy route, to succumb to the temptations around us. The hope and rest promised by those things, however, is false. What God  offers is real. Therefor, faithfulness is to our benefit.

If we are faithful, we will be rewarded. We know that we will receive the blessings of Heaven. We will know that others benefit. We will know again the joy of communion with Christ.

It's not always easy to stay faithful. God, through Paul, promises that if we run with perseverance the race set before us, we will reach the goal of full fellowship with God and His people. Sometimes it's a joy. Sometimes, we just have to push through, trusting that our faithfulness will be worth it in the end. In Hebrews, Paul gives us a list of faithful people like Noah, and Moses, and Rahab. They followed God and received their rewards. May we do the same.

Dear God, You are ever faithful to your followers. Help us also to be faithful to you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

                                                                       ~   Hebrews 12:1-3

“Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness.

                                                                       ~ Joshua 24:14


I am participating in the October 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge. The goal is to write 31 posts in 31 days. This is number one.


  1. I learned a new word today! I had to look up slog. It sounds like your message is to keep on keeping on. Best wishes on your journey.

    1. Yes, that's about it! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. If we are faithful we will be as Erin said keep on keeping on. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for this post, Melinda. I am becoming "weary in well doing". Taking care of my mother, who has Alzhiemers, and my family leaves little energy left for writing. I appreciate the encouragement.

  4. I have been the "meat" in the sandwich generation, too. First with my family and now at church. It is waerying -- but I believe we will be glad we did the right thing by our families and church homes. Thanks for visiting!