Not Finished Yet

I am not finished yet. You are not finished yet. We still are breathing and God has not come to take the church away, so we still have work to do and we are still here to do it. Maybe it is the work of getting saved, maybe of drawing closer to rhe Lord, maybe forgiveness, maybe getting others saved, maybe praying, maybe fasting, maybe reading the Bible, whatever God is telling you to do. My quilt is still not completely finished yet. Everything is finished except the tying it all together is not yet finished. I have finished tying together 2 rows out of 7, it is tedious, challenging to find time, meticulous, difficult-for-me work. Yet, I keep at it because I want to see the finished product, the beautiful design played out. I want to see it and please the Lord with my art and skills, such as they are. We are the same way, keep focusing on the end result. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Keep fighting for life and grasping to the hope that we have and keep working on strengthening weak points. Tie it together. Love on people in your path. Let people know that grace will one day be over and rewards and punishments after judgment will follow. I am ready for that but must hang in there and tie loose ends. Let’s finish strong. Only God knows the date and time of the finish line, but visualize it and keep going. Do not grow tired or give up. I am still working knot by knot on my quilt and working forgiveness by forgiveness on my life. I am here with you. Keep going. You can do all things through Jesus Christ who continues to strengthen you (Philippians 4:13). You and Jesus got this. Keep close to Him. I am here too. Love you, friend!❤

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Meaningful Consistency

As a more (ahem) mature woman now, consistency means more than it ever did. I value consistent friendships, consistent temper, consistent time with God, consistent character, consistent devotion, etc. I was unsettled in my mind pretty much prior to this past Thursday, and now as my mind has settled, I do not want the crazy ride I used to enjoy. I want peace. I want consistency. I want to know that my close people are going to remain that way. I long to retain a close, consistent walk with Jesus. I want to be consistent in my parenting. Consistency has long since been my greatest weakness. “She is excellent but inconsistent” has plagued me and was the truth. My mind was restless so I was too. My mind has been calmed by God. (I am so grateful He keeps fine-tuning me.) As my mind is calm what used to bore me is now desired. I want to be consistent. First time I ever did. So here we go. I will need a lot of practice. Praise God!!! ❤❤❤