These Sperry's look like wool and I thought about how all the colors are weaved together to make the pattern.
It made me think about how our lives are woven together to tell our story.
Wool has some great benefits...
• Resists wrinkles- wool springs back quickly
• Retains shape- resilient fibers return to size
• Resists soiling- because the fiber is complex
•Resists flames- fibers will not support combustion
• Is durable- multi-part fiber resists wear
• Is comfortable in all seasons- keeps layer of air next to skin
• Repels moisture- fiber sheds water
When I read all those benefits I thought, wow this sounds like benefits of being a believer in Christ!
As a believer in Christ we can resist wrinkles and spring back quickly from adversity! When we believe the word of God over our lives we can resist wrinkles! Wrinkles are those things that can keep us down in life, things that could keep you from your destiny, things that could make you give up. God's word has the answers to any adversity that comes our way!
As a believer in Christ we can retain our shape and the fibers of our lives can return to size. Sometimes we hear reports or see things that can make us swell with fear and it can slow us down! When we believe God's word and His promises that helps us retain our shape, to be stable, to resist fear!!
As a believer in Christ we can resists soiling because our fibers are complex. Complex means composed of many parts. Each of us have been fearfully and wonderfully made! None of us are exactly alike. We all have different things or "fibers" that make us unique. We have been woven together to be victorious!
When we believe God's word concerning us, we can resist the things that could cause damage, stain, tarnish, or dishonor us.
As a believer in Christ we can resist flames and not combust! The enemy sends all kinds of things to get us off track! 1st Peter 4:12 AMP says, "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you (that is, to test the quality of your faith), as though something strange or unusual were happening to you." When we believe God's word and have it hidden in our heart we can quickly extinguish the flames that try to consume us and rob us of our joy, peace, and love!
As a believer in Christ we can be durable and our multi-part fiber resists wear! God's word provides strength and truth to make us strongman!
They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power]; Each of them appears before God in Zion. (PSALM 84:7 AMP)
As a believer in Christ we can be comfortable in all seasons! We go thru seasons in our lives. Some seasons are fun and full of life...some seasons are hard and we might feel like giving up! But with the strength of God's word to empower us we can go thru any season and come out victorious!!
And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity]. (PSALM 1:3 AMP)
As a believer in Christ we can repel moisture and our fibers (our very being) can shed water. The waters of defeat, shame, condemnation, pain, fear, and unbelief. The word of God helps us to repel bad thoughts, take them captive! It helps us to shed water that is meant to slow us down and discourage us! But God's word tells about His water...
But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life.” (JOHN 4:14 AMP)
As I am on this journey, I am trusting in God's word and His promises to me!
I love you all and thank you for pray and believing with me! God is good!! He is with me and my story continues to be woven together