As we discussed during Philippians 3:3, we don't need physical marks on our body to serve Christ. Our confidence should not be placed in such things. However, for those who believe they have reasons to put their confidence in the flesh, Paul is preparing to strengthen his argument, as we shall see in verse 5.
Our confidence should be placed in Christ, in our Abba Father,
not in our flesh!
I would be utterly lost if I forgot this lesson!
Furthermore, we should listen to our fellow brothers and sisters who have travailed much in the LORD! Their faith is has been proved over and over!
In now way am I saying that those who have not suffered have a weaker faith! NO!!!I am saying, that when
He has been proved o'er and o'er,
faith can grow.
I truly believed my faith was strong
in 2014 - until November 2014.
From then until today,
my faith has grown beyond measure.
Yes, my dear,
breast cancer was one of the biggest blessings - and trials - of my life.
Now I can sing the above song
with my whole heart -
and know the cost.
Father, I trusted You before, but now...
whew! I really trust You!
I'm grateful for the opprotunity
to grow in You!
Let us listen with rapt hearts and praise
to those who have gone through so much,
such as Paul,
and come out stronger on the other side!
I'm also grateful for those who have not known great pain - though they may be few. I truly believe we all have a story to tell and how I love listening to how You have worked in the lives of others!
Life is good, Father.
You amaze me with Your ways and wisdom.
I pray that I learn to listen to others
with deeper understanding
rejoicing with those who rejoice
praying with those who mourn.
I pray victory in the lives of all who read this!
You're so awesome, Abba!
You certainly are!
Studio Tour Pt. 2 -
Miscellaneous Fabric Storage Magic!
I haven't been sewing a lot these days, instead I've gone back to my "comfort activites" - crocheting and organizing. Indeed they have brought me great comfort!
I'll share more about crocheting later, but for now, here's how I store part of my fabric. I shared how I store my yardage and some strips for RSC 2017 here.
This 10 drawer system is fabulous - lots of storage space that takes up minimal square footage!
|Here's where I store my "One day I'll make a black and white quilt" fabric!|
|Here's my Christmas hand sewing projects. Do you see that gingerbread man ornament? Those were on last year's gifts.|
|This drawer is my|
"Charms" drawer filled with fabric
to be cut into charms -
perfect for hexagons -
|as well as pre-cut charms!|
|I love me some "candy"|
or mini charms!
My daughter uses them to plan her quilts
and I just admire them!
How do you use your 2 1/2" squares?
My yo-yo maker drawer!
I love making yo-yos!
I hope you enjoyed this peek into 5 of the ten drawers! More to come later!
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I need to get my sewing room organized.ReplyDelete
It's a process. You know, Missy, I find myself organizing when I'm upset or even just thinking about a project....it sort of clears my head. I have a friend who could NEVER work in an organized space - we're all so different! :)Delete
Yum, that black and white drawer! There's some lovely fabrics there. Those carts are great for organizing and I like the way you use yours. I always like to read posts on organizing - thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Right? I really like my black and white fabric! My daughter picked up a lot of it for me! I'm working my way through UFO's and that one will be my treat!Delete
I picked up that cart at a great sale during a visit to Jo Ann's! Don't you just love sales?
I like to read about other's organizing tips and their sewing spaces! I forget who it was, but a someone made the same comment as you, so I decided to do a little series about it!
Thank you for stopping by and commenting! :)
It was interesting to read your blog post. I'm sure you had a bad time when you had breast cancer, but so good you realized that God gave you strength. Even I've lost both my husband and my mother in cancer, and I've experienced how tough life can be. I also listen to the song you shared. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love the system you have in your beautiful charmspack and fabrics.
Thank you nice comment and for visiting my blog! :-)
Oh Birthe! I'm so sorry about the loss of your husband and mother! How sad! Yes, you have certainly experienced some challenging times! I'm so sorry! Thank you for your kind comments! They - and you - are appreciated!Delete
Love your lesson about trusting in God and growing in faith!ReplyDelete
I also LOVE your black and white fabrics! I have quite a stash of them too and finally found a pattern that uses them in a great, bright quilt: http://quiltingwithjannette.blogspot.ca/2017/05/design-wall-monday-may-1st.html (you'll have to scroll to the bottom of the post)
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! There are times when I feel like I'm just rambling off on rabbit trails, but it really feels like God is guiding my fingers as they type! I added your idea to my Pinterest Board! Thank you for sharing! It's great!Delete
So encouraging to read here of your growth and deeper faith rooting through your breast cancer journey. These are the times God does the chiseling and refining, and often we don't have the ability to see it until we are through it. Glory to God for continuing to love and refine us in every moment. I'm so glad you shared this message on Fresh Market Friday, and I look forward to more:)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Crystal! I so appreciate you hosting such a wonderful party! There's so many wonderful blogs to visit! Blessings to you!Delete