Knit Together- Introduction
Here is to fresh starts! I am work at developing a new blog called Knit Together, by revamping the little blog I started in 2015, with a refined focus. I chose the name, Knit Together, because in so many ways that screams, “JESSICA!” I love knitting and get super excited any time the words “knit together” are used in the Bible. “Knit together” has a whole new meaning when working a strand of yarn into a project. One of the first verses, I ever read in the Bible (before I knew how to knit) was Psalm 139. Verse 13 tells how God knit us together in our mother’s womb. Before I was formed, He knew me! (Jeremiah 1:5). So, yes, Knit Together!
“I want to encourage and knit together strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.”-Colossians 2:2
To see women from all walks of life come together, and know that they were created for such a time as this, the 21st century!
I want to share things I am passionate about with you. Jesus. Being a wife. A mom. Teaching. Knitting. Diversity. Healthy eating and exercise. Church. We are multifaceted people.
I believe in Jesus Christ.
A relationship with Jesus is what drives me and sustains me. I was and am a complete mess! But, I know I have a God who loves me, cares for me, created me, and desires the best for me. So my faith in Jesus is who I am. I believe we “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). In other words, we all are a mess and can not come before God, because He knows no sin, no mistakes. Yet, “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). We have to admit, no matter how hard we try, we can’t clean up our mess. We try to make something right, but mess up again and again and again. We all make mistakes and carry hurts. We have to come to realize, that it is beyond us to fix our mess, we need a God who makes all things possible. Therefore, “If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raise him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10). Thus, we can come before God by confessing our messes and accepting that Jesus died on the cross to make us right before God; this is a beautiful thing. No one can come to God the Father except through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). I believe in Jesus, and am thankful He cleans up my messes!
Below are a few of my Life Scriptures. We need scriptures to stand on. When I need to remind myself who I am in Christ, this is where I turn. When I am in the midst of a rough season, I look to God’s word for encouragement and strength. I often speak these verses to myself throughout my week. Especially, Psalms 19:14- “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight. O Lord, my rock and my redeemer!” I need that reminder more often than most people. Do you have scriptures that you stand on often? What are they?
Philippians 4:6-7; 13
2 Timothy 1:6-7
As I wrap up this introduction, I want you to know that this blog is a journey of faith. Navigating life as a woman in 2017 is not easy. Often the busyness of life places us on our own little islands of endless to-do lists, where we lose sight of the innate human need to fellowship and belong in community; and social media does not cut it. I hope this blog encourages you. My prayer is to see women knit together closely with those around them, leaning on the love, grace, wisdom, and strength that only comes from God. I pray this for myself too. May we encourage one another in love!