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The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,  who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Many patterns will begin with a special instruction “to read through the entire pattern before beginning. This way you can note special stitches, find areas that give instruction you don’t understand, and prepare for possible hurdles with words you can highlight so you don’t miss them. Words like ‘at the same time’ or ‘for a larger size continue by repeating last row’. If you are working on a pattern that is written for several sizes you can go through and mark each set of instruction that would be relevant to the size you are working on. This will help guide you through the pattern and prevent you from potential mistakes.  There are times I would like to have the pattern of life in front of me so I can know what to expect after each life occurrence, allowing me to be prepared for upcoming hazards and stitches to correctly shape the results.

Are you a fan of the ABC show, LOST?  I haven’t missed an episode and am anxiously awaiting  the final airing next month.  As a part of the promotion of the show, several of the actors have been making the talk show circuits. In these interviews they have talked about the scripts for this final season. Even the actors don’t know how it will end.  Each actor, it is said, receives only the pages related to their scenes.  In some instances, they don’t even receive the script until they are on the set.

I’ve tried to convince God to give me a pattern of events in my life like the knit and crochet patterns. (I don’t want a map, I am directionally challenged and get lost even with a map)  He, instead is using the LOST technique. He gives me the pages when I am ready for the scene and not a minute before. I don’t get to know what happens in the scene across the hall or afterward. Only with the moment.

I am reminded, my life is led by faith. Faith in God.Faith in His love, righteousness and mercy.  Even if God did accept my ideas for one of my life scenes, He would offer back something more.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8,9

So, I will continue to read through my patterns and I will continue to follow God, by faith, through each day.

The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,  who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

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