Monday, August 6, 2018

Jesus Asked It #2. A New QAL: Teacups Quilt Along! Book Date

Jesus Asked It #2
Jesus Asked It #2
From last time, we ended with this question:
If we lose our "saltiness" (purpose) or our light, how can we be made salty/filled with light again?  Unlike salt, we can be redeemed.  

My first thought as I wrote that question was this verse:
33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33

Clearly, after reading this verse in context, Jesus is referring to food, shelter and clothing.  Seek first His kingdom and the rest will come.  

However, then, I have to ask myself, “How do we lose our light, our way, in Christ in the first place?”  
Plain and simple.

Therefore, how do we become restored to our Father and thus become “salty” again?

Repentance and receiving the forgiveness of God.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9

1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set youa free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:1

This brings me great relief, because how could I write this blog, testify as to the glory of God, and exhort those who are hurting to trust in Him if I am living under condemnation and unforgiveness?

To become salty again, to find my purpose again, I hope I remember to
1)       Seek first His kingdom and righteousness,
2)       ask God’s forgiveness for my sins,
3)       receive His forgiveness and then, the hardest part,
4)       remember that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 

A New QAL!
Carol at From My Carolina Home shared about a foundation paper pieced project she was experimenting with.  She asked her readers if we might be iteresting in a QAL....well....yes!  So, I joined up, ordered the book, Cups and Saucers, and am ready to rock and sew!  
UPDATED:  I actually added the link!  :)
Here is a list of her posts so far.  I'm hoping to remember to update this list as we go along.  Please feel free to remind me if I forget!  
She shared what the quilt may look like as well as some basic instructions and tips.  Wanna join us?
Here are the fabrics I'm planning to use:
Book Date
The Silent Wife
I wasn't sure about The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison, but I'm really liking it!  It's part of a challenge I joined:  the 12th Annual Canadian Book Challenge hosted by Melwyk at The Indextrious Reader

Dreams of Falling
My current ebook is Dreams of Falling by Karen White.  
The Warrior: Caleb (Sons of Encouragement, #2)

I'm already enjoying the 2nd book, The Warrior: Caleb in Francine River's series, Sons of Encouragement.    


The Priest: Aaron (Sons of Encouragement, #1)
The Priest: Aaron by Francine Rivers was fabulous.  I gained so much insight into how much Aaron and Miriam's life was affected by Jochebed's placing Moses with Pharaoh's  daughter.  I also gained so much appreciation for the responsibilities leaders in our church face.  
Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson
I started and finished 
Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson this week!  
You can see the list of books I've read over at Goodreads!  My user name is, of course, Miaismine!

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  1. Love the fabric, gorgeous. Hope you like Dreams of Falling.

    1. Thank you! They have been in my stash for a while....but it's time to play! I am enjoying Dreams of Falling! Thank you for your fabulous blog! Actually, it's via your blog that I began fighting to read again! Now, I'm at almost 50 books! Thank you!

  2. II think it's interesting to read what you write about the Bible verses. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is a good reminder to seek the kingdom of God first.
    So nice fabrics you've found for the tea cup block. It's nice to be sewing this Quilt Along. :-)

    1. Thank you, Birthe! I try hard to share what God is showing me, but to also honor His Word. It can be challenging. Your kind comments are so appreciated!