1 Timothy 2:3-4 (ESV)
3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Over the years I have spent hours and hours woodworking, During that time I’ve come to realize how much woodworking relates to our walk with God. I’m not alone.
Over a span of 10 days I am going to share 10 ways I’ve discovered that woodworking goes along with our spiritual life. Today I am sharing the 4th way I’ve discovered that woodworking affirms the spiritual life.
Some woodworkers like to wing it. No plans—just turn on the saw and let her rip. That’s great if your goal is sawdust.
But for me, I’ve found it’s best to follow a plan. If it’s a custom piece, my wife will draw the plan. At other times, I’ll follow a plan I’ve bought, borrowed or seen on YouTube. When I fail to follow a plan, it doesn’t turn out as well, it takes longer, it costs more, I waste wood, and I make more mistakes. If you’re on a budget, trial and error isn’t the ideal way to do woodworking.
The plan for the spiritual life is laid out in the Bible. When we wing it, follow no plan, we usually end up with sawdust to show for our lives. God’s will for your life is clearly laid out in Scripture. It’s best to stick with the plan.
Dear Lord, thank You that You have laid out the plan You have for us in Your Word. Help to study daily so that we will know what we should do along the way. IN the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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