It is once again in the middle of night and I find myself typing So I can share with you how good God is. I am not sure why it is in the middle of the night I find myself sharing God's word, but when I can't sleep and start asking God and Praying that I am
obedient to his voice I am lead to my keyboard.
I can't share anything unless I have experienced it myself and have partaken in it myself. So here I am sharing with you what has been made real to me.
Hand Made By God Signed & Dated
On all of my dolls now, I sew on a piece of fabric that has a picture of a sewing machine on it. I then sign and date it, then there is a little heart charm sewn on that says "Handmade with love"
All of this had me thinking how we are God's Workmanship, His Handiwork
I love how The Amplified Bible Says This
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2:10
First lets go to the beginning...In Genesis
I think how God Made Us, He made us not only in His image, but according to His likeness. Genesis 1:27 (this is a whole other thing I would love to go in depth on a later date)
Just like when I make doll I know how to stuff my doll a certain way, where to use rags and not to use rags, I know all of the parts of a doll I make and how to stitch them together a certain way. Beginning From just a thought then to the design then onto muslin and stuffing, these are the foundations of my dolls
How Awesome God knew us and Created us!
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
Psalm 139:13-15 (taken from The Message)
After I make a doll I take pictures of it, I have a photo album just of all of the dolls I have made. I know God has a photo album of all of his children, and they are inscribed in the palm of His Hand (Isaiah 49:16).
Before I mail out the doll to the new owners I take a lint roller get all loose fibers off, cut off loose strings..do a once look over. This is my quality control, the only thing missing is the "inspected by" sticker
When the doll arrives to the new owner, I still want to make sure everything looks picture perfect, this brings me back to the label that I sew on dolls stating that I have made it, I want to make sure the doll represents me well. I want my doll to show that I have put my very best quality,hard work and love into it.
I think how God has Signed and dated Me, so therefore I want to represent Him according to His Will.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16