I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 NIV
Every knit and crochet pattern includes the direction “weave in ends”.
No project is complete without getting the stitches off the hook or needle and then weaving in the ends. You cannot work a project without having loose ends.
It is important that the ends are finished off in a manner that secures them and hides them in the work. If the ends come loose they may unravel the project. You’ve seen those cartoons where the woman is sitting in a rocking chair, knitting away, when her husband, child, or pet unknowingly snags the yarn and takes off running. ripping apart the work in progress row after row after row.
God’s word must be securely woven into our hearts so that our lives will not become unraveled.
I am God’s workmanship, his masterpiece, according to Ephesians 2:10.God is putting the finishing touches on the work he has begun (see Romans 13:12)
Do you have Scripture memorized and readily able to quote when needed? I must confess, I have fallen behind in memorization with the technology that offers up the Bible on my phone or PC with just a few clicks. If I don’t recall the verse, I just type a few words in the search box and viola the words are right in front of me.
I am starting to see that as a bad habit, like leaving yarn ends hanging out. The words are not woven securely into my heart.
Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. Psalm 27:3 That confidence and peace that comes from God’s Word must first be there in order to be effective.
God’s Word, not just His general idea needs to be woven into my heart, securing the work in process that I am.
Now, I am challenging myself to memorize a verse for every yarn end I weave in. How about you? Is God’s Word woven deep in your heart, holding you securely through each day?