As I sat here chewing on what the Spirit told me this morning, "Any motive other than to glorify God becomes hypocrisy and idolatry." I started thinking, "What is my motivation in my crochet???" Oh no, Lord! This is getting really personal now!! Lord, do you REALLY want to go there??
I'm thinking that He DOES want to go there and He wants me to follow in obedience. Otherwise, I may be dragged there kicking and screaming, like a spoiled child who needs discipline.
You see, I've been having some pretty intense pain in my right arm for at least a week now. It has been intense enough to keep me awake at night. It's hard to say where this pain is coming from or what caused it, but I suspect that it is from my crochet. I've been working on an afghan that has become rather large and heavy.
My Mother-in-law loaned me a carpel tunnel brace for my right arm. I already had one for my left arm, go figure! My thinking was that this is something simple that I can try to see if it helps with the pain. Last night, I had some pain, but not as much as what I've been experiencing.
Now I'm wondering if my Lord wants me to not only fast from solid food but also from my crochet for a time. Not sure if it will be for the full 20 days same as my juice fast. However, this fast is all about getting my heart and motivations in line with my Savior's.
Monday, January 23, 2012
A Post Script to the Last Post
Dee Trope married her hero (John) in 1993. They homeschool 3 teenagers, Manboy (98), Fashionista (00) and RoboBoy (01). RoboBoy and Dee both have Aspergers Syndrome, also known as High Functioning Autism. Dee is a Jesus Freak who loves to crochet and write. She is also a runner. She runs about 3 miles 3 times a week and has participated in numerous 5K races. Her goal is to increase her distance to 10k and eventually be able to run a half marathon. Dee considers herself to be a “geek in training”. As an Aspie, Dee is generally happy to stay home, but loves keeping in touch with her friends via Facebook and Instant Messaging.
You might find her on Facebook (her favorite social media), G+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or even Youtube! She keeps a personal blog in which she shares from her quiet times. You can find it at http://dee-lightfullmoments.