Friday, February 15, 2008

This is my knitting project right now. I'm on the last ball of yarn...and how nice that is. Its amazing how much you do get out of a skein of yarn isn't it? Next I want to finish my fingerless gloves which are soooo close to being done already. I get side-tracked with so many different things. I had my husband carry my spinning wheel upstairs, how I miss spinning. This morning in my Bible reading I was a little excited to see spinning and weaving there. Have a look! Spinning goat's hair.

"And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.

verse 26; And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair. The people were invited to contribute materials for the Tabernacle in the Old Testament book of Exodus. But only from a WILLING heart. The Holy Spirit of God moves the hearts of those who are willing. He alone is holy and none else should get his worship. Yesterday on a blog in the sidebar I saw & heard for a few seconds a music performance that was just the opposite of what is true worship. Here's the difference. A heart that has been moved by God will be humble, contrite, bowing before Him. Coming to God, God's way. These musicians that I assume by the web site url, were playing music to God... were playing rock music and were bold, gyrating, and very offensive. Would God accept that as worship or edifying? I know the answer to that. Once we admit our sin has crushed & marred us....God gives a new life/heart to those who confess thier need for Jesus Christ to forgive and save them. And we become new creatures in him, meek and humble, obedient to God in all that we know from the scriptures as best we can.

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:verses 12 & 13. *footnote from my Ryrie study Bible, KJV* 'The new birth is supernatural and therefore completely distinct from natural birth. It is not of blood, contains no human element; nor does it lie within the scope of human achievement (it is not of the will of the flesh or man).


sparrow's song said...

I am so loving the texture design and the color of your lastest knitting project.

Considering your scripture verse given: I was talking with my daughter about the Proverbs 31 woman who made clothing for her entire household including her servants. Working with our hands is a wonderful service and a pleasure.

These musicians that I assume by the web site url, were playing music to God... were playing rock music and were bold, gyrating, and very offensive. Would God accept that as worship or edifying?

What you witnessed is referred to as 'Heavy Metal, Christian Metal'. More for personal enjoyment IF you're into all that, which I am not. My gut feeling is that it walks too closely with the world and darkness. Its lyrics echo the dark poetry I came out from when Jesus called me back into the Light. Such music doesn't stir one to worship. Even the video accompanying it glorifies death and the dark side. We are the ones brought from death to life. What fellowship has Light with dark? We are called out from among them to be separate unto Christ. But as you well know, the Christian realm often tries to be like the world in order to win a few to Christ. Those lyrics specifically do not glorify God but rather were for a close friend who committed suicide so that would probably answer exactly why you felt no encouragement to worship Jesus. Also, I am concerned for Christian authors who feel they can write christian novels with vampire and other dark themes. Just the mere idea is so off the hook. We cannot have one foot in the worldly mindset and one foot in Christ. Doesn't work. But sadly I've seen forums of believers trying to justify their choices for heavy metal type music and gothic christianity. It's like trying to keep a little bit of the 'old man' when we come to God. God says to kill that old man; crucify it on the cross and all its old desires and live to Him in the newness of Life. We are children of the LIGHT!

Bottomline: Your discernment was spot on.

Marie said...

Beautiful sweater. . . but you already knew that!

Interesting comments about humility. Sometimes I think something feels wrong, but I can't quite say why - the obvious lack a humble spirit is quite true, and perhaps that puts me off from a lot of "Christian" music today. Perhaps the musicians mean well but are just off in that area.

Saija said...

you've been busy blogging as well as knitting! i was surprised to see 3 new posts from my last visit!

and as you share your heart, you uplift the Lord with each one ...

blessings on you!

Anonymous said...

I thought i left a comment for this...maybe not :o) I love to see what you are creating. Love that color. Hope all is well and that you are keeping warm. Hugs!

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