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Wednesday – Sewing Day

 After going over the beginning of this day’s section, I got really excited!  Whenever I have written something I just release it for the Lord to use it as He Will.  As I re-read this, I honestly felt as if I was reading someone elses writing and the Lord reminded me that I was.  He is the author!!  Isn’t that a wonderful thing – to know that Father God is using us as His tools. 

  Okay – Creativity – I have had some ladies tell me in the past that they are just NOT creative.  They feel that they just really don’t have the mental ability to come up with new ideas and such.  But you know, that is not necessary – we don’t have to come up with some brand-new, unique and original idea.  We must learn from one another and over time we develop that sense of creativity.  It is not just something that can instantly be accomplished.  Allow yourself the time to learn and experiment.  You may not like to knit or crochet, but you may love to paint.  The key to this entire concept is that we begin! 

  I ponder sometimes about what life was in Heaven before the Earth and the Universe were formed.  The Bible tells us:

 Genesis 1

 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

  2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

  3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

 What do we see in this?  It was the first creative moment recorded of our Lord.  He saw a need “Darkness” and created a solution “Light”.  If we use this as our example, then we see that we must look for a lack or a need in our home/family/lives and try to meet that need with a solution.  In my home, we needed clothing.  We could not, would not use the clothing that was available at the stores, so the need was clear.  The solution was that I had to find appropriate clothing, so:

 1 – Have someone make the clothing

 2 – Make the clothing myself

 My first decision was to buy the clothing from someone that had more experience.  I quickly realized that for a family of 6 this was going to cost a fortune.  So I began working on patterns and came up with something that would fit our desire for clothing.  Over time, I not only made all of our dresses but eventually learned how to make all ofPaul’s clothing as well.  See a need, learn how to fill it. 

 As a result of all the sewing we have done over the years, I have many boxes of scraps.  So what do I do?  QUILTING!  I didn’t know how to quilt but I went to a little class when I was a young mother and learned.  That was 24 years ago and now my girls all know how to quilt as well.

Food – I see the need to feed my family healthy, uncontaminated, affordable food.  The need for this becomes more and more evident with each passing day.  So what is the solution grow our own.  We have been gardening for over 30 years and we still do not have the ability to provide every bit of food we need – mainly due to lack of land – but we still work hard at it every year.  In the process of growing our own food, I realized that there is great pleasure and satisfaction in the beauty of growing things.  That is where my creativity comes in.  I began to study about flowers and herbs and such and now I am able to really enjoy creating beauty through them.  When I wake in the morning and go outside and see the new blooms each day – TALK ABOUT SATISFACTION!  None of it is possible without seeing and knowing the Hand of Almighty God, but to know that He and I created a beautiful garden together is beyond words.

 Find a need in your life, your family, your home, your church, your community and ask the Lord for a creative way to fill it.  Bake a pie for a young mother to serve to her family.  You know she probably doesn’t have time to do it herself.  Become a master pie maker and use that to bless others. 

 The important point is that we all can do something!  We all can step out of our excuses and stretch our talents in order to bless others.  I would love to hear some ideas on how the Lord has guided you into a more creative pattern. 

  Lesson: Creativity

 Study: I’m working with my daughter on a doll apron pattern though neither one of us sews. We have had a few frustrating moments but it is almost done and we can’t wait to see the finihed product! And I’m glad to see the study continuing again. This is an excellent study for wives and wives to be.

 Name: Regina

 Lesson: Creativity

Study: It’s so funny you mentioned that because I’m teaching myself to sew and to make jams. The idea of sewing scares me and making jam and canning it scares me even me even more. I want to bless my friends with a jar of jam and Lord willing and with his help I will make some great apricot or strawberry jam. The same with my sewing. I’m going to stick with simple sewing patterns until I get more comfortable with sewing.

Name: Regina

 

Angelia

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"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24

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