Giving God my Firstfruits
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I'm about to finish a very complicated and intricate piece of cross-stitch. I went to my church's CNY (Chinese New Year) party today. I was planning on waiting in a nearby cafe while working on it but I ended spending time talking to guests instead.
I was showing them what I've done so far (it's 80% complete) when they all suggested that I donate it to the church. At first I was taken aback because this took me more than 3 years to complete and I still haven't completed it yet! I have like 20% more to go.....
Then God spoke to my heart : "Give me your firstfruits". I know what that means, it means I have to give God the best that is in me. I struggled at first, because of the time and effort that it took me to complete this tapestry but I have peace in my heart now because God deserves the best that I can give Him! But I will post a pic of the completed work before I donate it to church! We are moving to a new location so we need wall deco!
I couldn't sleep until I have posted this. I'm glad that I will be remembered even after I'm gone (to Heaven) through my needlepoint work. I know that God will ultimately decide when I go but I'm ready to go anytime but I guess my work here on Earth isn't done yet!
Sorry if I sound morbid but I have a chronic illness and I'm on dialysis. So, I'm on shaky ground!