Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Psalms 1:2-3

Psalms Chapter one verse 2:  "But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law does he meditate day and night."

This is a life changing verse here!  Need a change of life or life style?  There is a simple Way!  But in this Way our very being rebels against and that is what makes it seem hard.  But it is very simple.  The God says in Isaiah 55:8  "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord."  It doesn't make sense that this simple Way should be so life changing.  It can take the worst drug addict, or addict of any kind and make a totally different person out of him or her.  So what is this simple Way?

First of all you need to repent.  That means to turn around and go a different way--the opposite way of which you are going.  Turn your whole self to Jesus and let Him be Lord or Boss of your life.  Let Him show you what to do and say.  Rejecting the counsel or way or seat of the evil and choose the Lord's Counsel, Way and Seat.

Secondly, verse two here says to delight in the Law of the Lord.  To find absolute pleasure and value in His Word.  To incline to His Word.  Just like you would lean forward to listen to someone speak, especially when you are in a place where it is hard to hear.  Lean toward or incline to His Word.  Don't just read words on a page.  Read for content.  Ask, "Lord what do you want to teach me today?  This moment?"  Look to what He is saying.  Listen.

Thirdly, verse two says to meditate.  This isn't just vaguely thinking about what you are reading in God's Word.  It means to really ponder it, to imagine what you are reading.  Picture it in your mind.  Speak it, murmur it as your are imagining and picturing it.

This is where your life begins to change.  Because not only have you chosen to follow the Lord but you are beginning to change your mind about things.  Just for a person to say, "I am Born Again" or " I am a Christian" isn't enough.  We must get right down to the nitty gritty and change our thoughts.  WE MAKE  God's thoughts our thoughts.  It is by OUR choice that we read and meditate on God's Word and let Him speak to us.  God can't do it for us.  He sends His Holy Spirit to help us.  He (the Holy Spirit) in the Greek is called the Paraklete which means 'One called along side to help'.  WOW!!!  How wonderful is that!!  God IS for you; for us.  He is NOT our enemy.  The enemy is satan.  Satan is the one who kills, steals, and destroys.  God sent Jesus to give us abundant life.  But we have our part to do.  We can't say we are Christians and keep our lives business-as-usual and expect God to follow after us and keep us clean.  It doesn't work that way.  We need to be obedient.  We have an enemy--satan.  But as you read and study God's Word you will learn that Jesus defeated him and made us to overcome!!

Then we become what verse three says:  "And he will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bring forth his/her fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither; and what soever he does will prosper."

Do you know what a tree that is planted by rivers of waters is like?  This is what he is like:  Jeremiah 17:7-8  "Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when the heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

Your roots will go deep in God's Word and you will not be moved when hard times come.  You won't be swayed from the truth but will stand firm.  You will be steady  no matter what.  You won't fade away.  Your strength will be renewed.  You will never have a lack.

Trust in the Lord.  Give yourself to Him today.  He says "Taste and see that I am Good!"  Psalm 34:8


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Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs

This "Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs" is to help you with sizing. There is a place for arm length, body length, wrist size---every thing you need to keep track of to make my sweaters and shrugs. The download button is on the right. You can copy off as many as you need sweaters and shrugs for. If you have any questions about this please let me know and I will try to help.