One of the results of these 'hobbies' is that I have lots of left over wool and a good friend of mine (yes, you Stefanie) got me involved in knitting for a project called Bless a Baby. Well, the resulting blanket (to my mind) was awful. So the wheels started turning. "What could I do differently that I'd feel more satisfied handing in?" I was taught many years ago how to crochet blocks and as I still had wool left over I thought this would be ideal!
Well, as you can see, its far from ideal! The wools are all different consistencies and makes, and my memory of what I was taught proved to be...shall we say... not quite on target! Something was wrong! I had the right idea - but the wrong tools.
So, I went to my local wool shop, looked for a simple step by step guide to crocheting, bought a bunch of wool of the same type, got the right hook (needle), googled some simple patterns - and - below is the beginning of a baby blanket I feel confident I can offer knowing I did my best.
While going though this whole process it occurred to me that we as Christians are sometimes like this. We half-heartedly tackle God's word, glean bits of scripture from the pulpit and books and pass on this incomplete understanding to someone maybe seeking advice and answers.
We need to be more thorough, more at the ready, and know our tools. So that when a question is asked of us - we relay the truth, in context, and with the right Godly perspective. I know we are all growing and learning and none of us 'knows it all' nor will we ever. But we need to be thorough in our understanding. We need to seek out the context and Christ of a scripture so we correctly represent Christ.
Also, importantly, the more you know and understand, the less likely it is that you will be misguided. If you KNOW the truth, a lie cannot affect you.
Go to the word, go to those who know the word, ask questions, learn and seek understanding so you can deliver your best for Christ!
Prov 2 v 2: So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
Prov 2 v 11-12: Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, To deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things.
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