The hourglass block represents an hourglass, keeping time for us. One grain of sand at a time.
Although an hourglass may not have perfect timing, God always does. Always.
It’s what some people might call coincidence. Serendipity. A fluke.
But I don’t believe in coincidence. My faith tells me it’s God at work.
Let me tell you what happened while working on this project.
I was discouraged. (That was the enemy and an enemy at work)
My quilting projects were hitting a standstill. I was indecisive about colors and overwhelmed by the tasks at hand. My piano compositions sounded stale, and my writing had gone into dribble about nothing.
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My creative life needed encouragement, in particular in my writing.
A seed of discouragement was taking root!
Even though writing has been a dream of mine since I was a child, that seed of discouragement had me thinking I was chasing what didn’t belong to me.
I usually write in my journal at a time like this, but my brain was too tired and weary for a journaling exercise.
So instead, I picked up a book by Max Lucado and began reading where I had left off a few nights ago.
These are the words that caught my attention.
“You can do this. Do not shrink back. After all, you are an ambassador of Christ. … You are a child of God. Would a child not speak up for his father?”Max Lucado, How Happiness Happens, page 128.
(Have I mentioned God’s timing is perfect?)
That’s what I was ready to do. Shrink back.
Join in the fun and make this scrappy quilt.
I didn’t believe I had what it took.
When I read those words, all the discouragement faded and was replaced with a good dose of encouragement.
But God knew. He knew I’d need encouragement on this particular day. He placed a book in my hand at just the right time.
Coincidence. You can call it that. But for me? I trust that God knows what we need when we need it.
Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey
Sharing God’s love through creative works.