I hope not.
I truly believe that God can use the mundane things of life to speak to us; He is all-powerful and all-knowing, and He can choose to use anything He wishes to use, to nudge us when we need it!
Let me tell you what I mean . . .
Some of you may know that I have another blog, and that my "pen name" on that blog is Snoodles, just as it is here. The story of that name is for another day. Recently I was preparing a post tailored for rookie quilters; I was hoping to help them avoid some of the pitfalls that I experienced when I got started. I got out several of the blocks that were first on my list -- from when I was a rookie.
It was very obvious that I had a real problem when I first began --- the very first block not only had issues with wrinkles and non-matching corners, but it was also a good bit larger than the next three blocks. As I looked it over, I remembered what had caused the problem . . . in my excitement to be quilting, I had not read the instructions completely! I had missed a very important note on measuring the little blocks that made up the whole star block. "I scooted ahead without paying attention to the directions," I told myself.
And then it hit me. Or rather, then God nudged me. "Aren't you about to make the same mistake?" he gently said. In a rush to make a recent decision, I had not consulted Him. I hadn't even glanced at the instruction book (my Bible) to make sure of His directions. I assumed that I knew enough to forge ahead.
I took care of that right away. I remembered two verses that I should have thought of before:
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Prov. 3:6)The Lord promises to give direction and guidance in our lives. He can use something as simple as a quilt block to remind us. Is there something that you need to consult him about today? If you have time, leave a comment about something that God used to get your attention.
“There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel; that will stand” (Prov. 19:21).