Are you able to work on
small tasks without feeling
poorly about your accomplishments?
“You have many workers: stonecutters, masons and carpenters, as well as those skilled in every kind of work in gold and silver, bronze and iron—craftsmen beyond number. Now begin the work, and the Lord be with you” (1 Chronicles 22:15-16).
I’m amazed at how many crafts are mentioned in the Bible! I guess I shouldn’t be amazed, as God is the Creator and we’re created in His image.
Recently I was reminded of how many crafts I enjoyed creating, prior to illnesses. My eldest son helped me find something by going through every item in three storage cupboards. I grieved anew the loss of energy to be able to create in such ways.
Graciously God has not left me totally devoid of craft through discovering one type of baby wool that doesn’t affect my multiple chemical sensitivities. Although I can only manage the energy for basic repetitive stitches and nothing fancy, it’s enough for me to crochet granny squares.
I’m currently creating my 24th baby rug! Four have gone to an Indonesian orphanage that our church supports and that I visited before becoming ill. Others have been sold to raise money for it and still more have been given away as gifts.
Yesterday I had a revelation, as I prayed and crocheted. Each day is very repetitive for me, being housebound. My daily events are little, simple and repetitive. Yet over time God has used me to create much from my few stitches and daily grind.
I have a saying: “Baby steps get you a long way over time!”
My daily baby steps have created baby rugs that have been prayed over and gone to other places in the world, as God has led me. We can never underestimate how much the precious little we do can be used by Him.
What little tiny thing is possible for you? It may not be much, but God can grow it to be so much more if you ask Him!
“Now begin the work, and the Lord be with you.”
Prayer: Lord, You know how little I can manage to do each day. Help me to use these little daily baby steps to create something special over time. Transform my little into much for Your glory. Amen.
About the Author:
Kerryn Wright lives with her family amongst the gum trees in South Australia. She was a special education teacher prior to chronic illnesses. Her husband is carer for three of their family, who have chronic illnesses and disabilities. God has always guided them through life’s challenges, often in surprising ways.
What little things in your life can be transformed into much for God’s glory? How does the saying “baby steps get you a long way over time” help you?
This is “Worth The Wait” by the group 33Miles. Thankfully God reaches out to us and acknowledges our persistence, even when know what else seems to notice how hard we try to do even the smallest tasks. May it bless you today. -Lisa