A friend recently mentioned a need for items for her brother and sister-in-law who are missionaries in Pluma Mexico and lost everything along with many other families in a recent hurricane. As I read about the situation I did a mental inventory of things I could give and I didn't have any clothes to donate but I had fabric. My first thought was to make something but then I began to second guess my decision. Sometimes it seems silly to me to make things when you can go to Walmart these days and buy cute clothing for practically nothing and usually less than you can make something. At church that week however I heard a message that I have heard several times now that in this life we get a little bit of time and a little bit of stuff and God wants us to use it all for His good deeds.
I'm constantly having to remind myself of that. God gave me talents and personality traits and every thing we own for a purpose and all of those things are a part of His perfect design. Somewhere, somehow, God will use my handmade Simple Skirts as a way to minister to someone because we are all connected through Him. The more I realize that the more my heart is lifted up in that joyful way that only the Holy Spirit can accomplish and the more creative and inspired I become.
Romans 12: 6-8
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith, if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
If you are ever wondering if what you do matters or if it will make a difference, the answer is yes! Roman's 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.