Psalm 118:24 is a scripture that is a great one to memorize. I think it is the perfect scripture to put on this month’s gift tag.Read More
We are all called to minister outside of the church. Because God is with us, the church should be with us wherever we go.Read More
I know that when you are in the midst of a trial it might be hard to read Romans 8:28. You may think, “Lord, how can anything good possibly come out of this? Look at this scripture as a promise from God to you.Read More
I’m not sure if anyone else is struggling with memorizing scripture like I am. I have been able to do each month’s verse but when I go back to the prior months, some don’t come as quickly as I would like. I want these scriptures engraved in my heart so that I can recall them when needed.Read More
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”—Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
You may think of giving away a hand knit gift as a random act of kindness, but I don’t think being kind is a random act. Being kind should be a way of life. Your kindness shouldn’t be situational, but authentic and intentional.
Kindness is one of the fruits of the spirit mentioned in Galatians 5. John 15:5, states, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” This means that Jesus is a part of us. Since Jesus lives in us, then the fruit of kindness should be something that naturally flows out of us.
I know it can be awkward giving your gift away to someone you don’t really know, but sometimes following God can be uncomfortable. Where can you be kind to someone this week? Who could use some encouragement? Is God asking you to be an encourager to someone put in your pathway? If someone came to mind, when I asked you these questions, that is God telling you who you need to reach out to this week.
How can can you be the hands and feet of Jesus if you don’t listen to what God is calling you to do? Ask God to open up your heart to use you. Last month I talked about exercise and asked if any of your daily steps where used to share the love of Jesus in your community. Have you tried doing that?
What would our community look like if we were more focused on loving like Jesus than scrolling through our phones and looking at social media (which I am 100% guilty of doing)? I want the fruits of the spirit of to be evident in all I do, don’t you?
You don’t have to be a church clergy to share the love of Jesus. Your ministry could be sharing handmade gifts or making a home cooked meal for a neighbor or friend that might not know the love of Christ. Being obedient and sharing your gifts to whoever you feel God is leading you to, will bring blessings. I have no idea the ripple effect my knitted gift may have on the person that received it. You or I may not ever see the fruits of what we are doing, but God does and that is the only thing that matters.
Help me to reflect Your character this week. I ask that Your love flow through both my heart and actions as I go about my every day life. I ask that I be more concerned about loving like You than scrolling through my phone during idle time. I thank You that You want to use an ordinary person like me to make a difference in Your kingdom through my hands and heart. Amen!
Will you join me this month in memorizing, Galatians 5:22-23, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
Please make sure you tweet @KnitPrayShare or share your projects on the Knit Pray Share Facebook page or Instagram using the hashtags #ThreadsWithRed #KnitPrayShare and attach a tag to whatever gift you make.
While on a 3 hour road trip to Austin, I thought, “I won’t be getting in many steps today sitting in the car." Of course, I was knitting while my husband was driving. I glanced at my Fit Bit and saw how many steps I had.Read More
At the beginning of the month, I talked about how important it is to take care of your heart both physically and spiritually. I shared that I can be a fitness freak. I admit it. I know that sometimes I can go to the extreme with my exercise regimen, but I feel so much better when I workout.Read More
He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.” (ESV)—Psalm 112:7
I was planning on talking about our hearts for all of February but something happened this past week that I wanted to share. I think it is easy in the midst of our every day life to miss God’s love for us.Read More
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”—Psalm 119:11
Since heart disease runs in my family and February is “Heart Health Month,” I feel led to talk about our hearts this month…both our physical and our spiritual.Read More