I never forget from where my design ideas come.
I am honestly aware each and every day that as quickly as the Lord gave me this gift, He can choose to take it away if I abuse it or forget to give Him the glory.
Today's Scripture, Exodus 35:35, reminds all of us from whence our skills are sourced, and because of this my personal prayer is that when I stitch I do so to His honour and with love in my heart for the recipient.
Rushing from one stitchery or project to the next used to be the way I worked a few years back, but even though I do have a monthly time frame to follow these days, now I choose to enjoy each moment spent with needle and thread and don't rush anything.
The blessing of a God-given gift is something to cherish and I was reminded of this recently by the example of my youngest daughter. By seeing the deadlines ahead I'd created a burden in my mind, but when I chose to embrace the gentle art of my employment with gratitude once again that burden lifted and joy flooded in. Gratitude for being able to do what God has called me, and enabled me, to do, and joy that He entrusted me with such a gift.
You have a gift too, perhaps a few, which enable you to glorify the Lord.
Rejoice in those gifts today and give thanks to your Father who has chosen you for them.
Aren't we incredibly blessed!?