Unexpectedly Useful

I put my skirt on the sides of my quilt I am finishing up. And looking at it, the skirt only came down halfway the height of the mattress. Tacky to me, and I knew it would but me every time I saw that, so I looked for a solution. And just like my Heavenly Father that knows and loves me so well, He turned my head to my fabric pieces and my eye fell on leftovers of a beat up curtain sheer, the cotton kind not the impossible to work with sheer. And it was pretty beat up but white and had enough not beat up parts that I was able to cut out what I needed for an extra 6 inches on each side. Perfect. Beautiful. Unexpected. Useful. God. And that is what God has been doing in my life lately. I draw close to Him and He makes ugly into unexpectedly useful and beautiful. He shows me the beauty in everything. He provides even before I get a chance or am just about to ask Him. And there is no doubt that God loves and provides, friends. He walks with me, talks with me. There is no imagination in it, He is truth and clarity. Oh how I love Him and oh how He loves us, all of us He made beautifully on purpose!!! Precious Savior! Talk to Him, draw close to Him. He loves and wants that and you will never be disappointed by it!!! 🙂 Love you, friend!❤

A Long Line of Choices

We in the human race descend from some great geniuses of the world and some reliably awkward wackos. We share the same deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA/ genes) as great and insane men and women of our past. It is impossible to differentiate which gene concoction we have built into our cellular stores. We could have the most problematic, sickly type or the most healthy, solution oriented type. We could have social or antisocial genes. We could have skinny or fat genes. We could have ugly or beautiful genes or anything in between. One thing remains. We have absolutely no control over what we have to start with. And along with that, each and every person has the amazing and universal choice to make as to how they will use what they have been given. We can be very lazy and noncommittal and blame bad genes on this attitude and refuse to do anyone but ourselves any good whatsoever. Or. And this is important. We can choose to be the very best and most useful us we can possibly be. Because there is always hope to help. We are made exactly the way we are for some reason. What a treasure to be able to try different things and find out what we are good at and love doing and help other people with it! How absolutely worthless when people choose to do nothing and live in despair without trying anything. What a waste of a life. I believe we are rewarded when we do good and be the best we can. I believe we are rewarded both now and in heaven. The way this world is going, heaven is closer than we think and we never know when something will happen and we find ourselves there. Better to be ready and have been productive with the gifts given us. Right?