We so often want to see him work quicker, and too often to our own time frame.
We are reminded beautifully in Ecclesiastes of how God works in his time.
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
The most important thing is to know God, seek his will and wait on him to work in his time.
Please ponder and pray, and create something in your time, please leave a comment as we would love to see what you create.
While we're on the subject of time, we have an important announcement to make. The current Salt team have decided to make this the last challenge for the foreseeable future. We are so grateful to all the followers and participators over the last 2 years or more.
We would like to thank all those who have been part of the Salt team
God bless you!
We will be keeping the blog online so it can continue to be viewed, and in the near future we will be updating it to include Christian websites and blogs that we recommend.
Being part of the Salt team has been such a blessing. Not only the discipline of crafting for Christ on a regular basis, but the spiritual challenge of the thoughts expressed by my fellow team mates. So often I have heard the Lord speaking through them. Let us keep being Salt and Light in the communities we live and in the virtual ones that we encounter online.
Although I've only been part of the SALT design team for a relatively short time, I've found myself being blessed in so many ways by it. Firstly, there's the new friendships formed with others on the team. I've found everyone so supportive, always willing to share their faith journeys and what has helped them when they've encountered difficult 'life' situations. The second blessing is the spiritual growth I've experienced as we've wrestled with the challenges, discussing them and sharing our thoughts. Thirdly, it has been such a privilege to share a little of my faith through my crafting with everyone who follows the SALT blog. I will miss all of this and much more.
I have been privileged to be part of the Salt team since the challenge blog started at the beginning of August 2007. It has been a pleasure to get to know so many gifted Christian crafters both within the team - past and present - and those who have shared their creativity with us in response to our challenges. I have been encouraged and blessed by so many and have formed friendships that I know will continue. I'm thankful to fellow team members for their prayerful concern and fellowship and also for the challenges that I've been presented with, not only to help develop my crafting, but also to enable me to delve deeper into the scriptures. I hope and pray that this blog will continue to be a blessing to any who still come to visit.
I have been with Salt from the beginning and have so enjoyed being challenged to express my faith creatively. The team have been such an inspiration and prayerful support to me. Thank you Saltinies, past and present for all that you have shared!