Have you knit or crocheted a sweater, a skirt, or other garment that needed to be sized to fit your body shape? You will find instructions with parenthesis alerting you to the necessary change you need to make to personalize the garment to your choice. One size does not always fit all.
How about embellishing an article of clothing with a special pin? Because of my passion for teddy bears, you will often find me wearing a teddy bear or earring or necklace to “personalize” my style.
My knit crochet Bible study group at my local church is currently studying the Lord’s Prayer as detailed in Matthew 6. In our discussions we have found we have no trouble praying for others, we find it more difficult to pray for ourselves. “It seems selfish” one woman commented.
So during our meetings, we are now personalizing this prayer aloud and finding how much God desires us to seek Him and ask His guidance in our own lives:
My Father, who is in heaven, holy is Your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give me this day my daily bread
Forgive me my debts as I forgive others.
Lead me not into temptation, deliver me from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Wow! Suddenly it revealed God is MY Father. He provides for ME. It confirms I must forgive others in my life. The words took on a different meaning. God now appeared interested in ME personally, not just as part of a group.
If I/you were the only person on earth, Jesus would have still gone to the cross.
Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Are you seeking Him as your personal Lord and Savior? Pray today, ask Him into your heart. He loves you. It’s a personal thing.