During our lives we are weaving a tapestry. As we weave, the threads must be connected. God is our constant supplier of weaving supplies, or embroidering supplies. Now I was thinking about that the other day. When we do a project, if we are wise, we plan ahead. We see what supplies we have on hand, so as not to make any unnecessary purchases. We might create a budget and a timetable. To finish the project, we must remain dedicated to the task. We must keep at it. Sometimes things go wrong. When we embroider, knit, sew, crochet, paint, decorate, scrapbook, photograph, or any other creative task, sometimes the project does not turn out right. Then we decide whether or not to re-do it or move on. The same holds true in our cooking, and in our fitness routines!
When we consider our lives, we need supplies, too. We need energy, relaxation, friends and good-hearted families. The threads or other supplies for our lives don’t come in a set all at the same time.
Remember progressive dinners? A group of friends assembles at one home for let’s say appetizers. Then they go to another house for the next course, and so on. They socialize at each place and have a wonderful time. What a lovely perspective that is for a dinner party. We actually did that in a neighborhood we lived in years ago. We all lived on the same circle, so no driving was involved. It was great fun, and I would definitely do it again.
I have been to sewing parties, scrapbook parties, and card making groups. The joy of that is that you collaborate. The synergy of the group can be quite breathtaking. Perhaps I find meaning in that because I am one of those that loves to connect and weave people together. I think that is why I love the community aspect of blogging. New friendships are created. You go looking for advice or expertise, and by golly you find it.
When God leads us, He leads us to new doors, new people, along with old favorites. We find that we can be braver than we’ve been. For instance, I have tried some new things in the kitchen, in my Scripture study, in my writing, in my prayer, in my sewing, and in my fitness routine, all because I “just so happened” to meet (in person or in blog=world) someone who taught me how!
So exactly the threads we need? He surely does. What are some examples of folks you have met in your everyday world or in blogging world that provided that boost or that synergy that helped you improve or try something new?