One of my favorite lessons in the first Knit and Crochet Bible Study books is â€œFelted in Jesusâ€. Last night I had the honor of leading the devotional in our small group and I handed everyone a crocheted wool square to felt while I presented the lesson.
Everyone enjoyed discussing how they are being â€˜feltedâ€™ in their lives. I am in the felting process too.
Last week, while on the way to a prayer session at a local nursing home I had a accident. This is the first time I have every caused an accident. No one was hurt seriously. I have lots of bruising on my body and especially my pride. I feel guilty and depressed; feelings definitely NOT from the Lord.
On top of this I have been overwhelmed by a situation of conflict with another person.
During the presentation I heard God telling me to listen to my own words.
â€œGod doesnâ€™t give you the people you want, He gives you the people to NEED â€“ To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.â€
Wool felts from friction created by rubbing the fibers together. Once they are bonded the material will hold tight. You can cut a shape out of the fabric created and it will not unravel or tear.
In the same manner God can mold and cut out the â€˜meâ€™ he is creating with the frictions rubbing against me and felting me into Him.
Are you being felted? Gather some wool, knit or crochet a 4â€x4â€ square. Get it wet with water and a drop of dish soap. Now squeeze it, rub it together, squish it until it becomes a tightly woven material. Cut out a shape that you can place on a key ring or chain. Hang it somewhere you will see it daily. And be reminded that you felted into Godâ€™s love.
Updated 5/25/13: If you are using the Felted In Jesus lesson from book 1 in your group, after everyone has cut out their desired shape go around the room asking why they chose their shape.
Who can steal you away from Him? Read Romans 8:35-39 to find out.
(spoiler alert â€“ not death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing)
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Please note, even though I used the word â€˜knittingâ€™ all references are interchangeable with â€˜crochetâ€™. I wasnâ€™t thinking when I created the name