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Marvelous Instructions

May 9, 2023

Job 5:8
But as for me, I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause, Vs 9 Who doeth great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.

         I had been working on a rather complicated sewing pattern.  When I saw the pattern on Pinterest, I had no idea just how complicated it would be.  I would love to know how the author herself figured it out.  Fortunately, her directions are very good.  But you must follow each one precisely, and in order.  This is one pattern you cannot fudge on.  When it says you must back stitch every seam, it means every seam.  You cannot skip even one.  Clip one quarter inch means just that.  Using the special ruler, cut A on the right side.  Using her ruler, now cut on the wrong side.  Doing it any other way is a disaster.  Doing it the author’s way works every time.

When you finish the last step and it looks just like the picture, you feel like shouting Hallelujah.  I love it when a plan comes together as they used to say on the 1980s version of the A Team.  But everything only came together because I followed the precise instructions of the creator of this item.  Doing it my way will not work on this one. I must seek God and commit to His cause, not my own.

Just so, our Creator God created us and gave us instructions for our lives.  He has a plan for our salvation.  We must come to Jesus His way.  (John 14:6)

He has a plan for marriage.  If we follow that plan, marriage is wonderful.

He gave us instructions on rearing children.  He gave us instructions for becoming mature in the Lord.  But we must follow those instructions.  Since He established marriage and the church, He knows what works.  He gave us a wonderful instruction manual.

There is one catch.  We need to be committed to following the plan.  We can’t say halfway through that we have a better plan.  When I bought this particular pattern, I was committing myself to following the author’s directions.

More than that we need to commit to the author of the plan.  If I trust the fact that this woman has had years of sewing experience and that she probably does know what she is talking about, then I can trust her instructions.

So, can we trust our Creator God?  The One who made us knows the instructions He has given us work according to His perfect plan. But we often think we have better ideas, only to discover too late that our way does not work as well.  Unfortunately, rather than a plan coming together, disaster and chaos follow.  Let us learn to trust our Heavenly Father “Who doeth great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.”

God says in 2 Peter 1:3, “seeing that His divine power has granted to us EVERYTHING pertaining to life and godliness through the true Knowledge of Him called us by His own glory and excellence.”  God has given us a plan and instructions that work when we follow them.  Thank you, Lord, for that.

Edie R  

’43 / ‘55   New Holland    PA

Birth year / spiritual birth year / hometown

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