Unraveled or Un-raveled


 his past Friday as we drove several hours to the funeral of the grandfather of one of our Renewal Ranch residents and saw all the "just harvested cotton" along the roadways, I couldn't help but be reminded of the slogan and song advertisers use to stress the importance of cotton in our lives--"the touch, the feel of cotton, the fabric of our lives."

 What is the touch, the feel, the fabric of my life? A Merriam Webster search of fabric harvested this definition among others--

a : structure, building 
b : underlying structure : framework

I especially like the "b" definition when comparing it to the "spiritual fabric" of our lives.  What is our underlying structure, our framework?  Or maybe a better question would be:

Who is our underlying structure, our framework?

What components weave together the fabric of our lives?

Belief, faith, prayer, Bible study, worship, praise, adoration, meditation, ministry--these are some of the strands that should make up the fabric of our daily Christian lives.

When Jesus is the seed of our planting and we cultivate His spirit in our daily lives, we will produce a beautiful tapestry of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

And when the moths of destruction come, our lives will remain incorruptible--unable to be unraveled by our enemy.

Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,  having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.  ! Peter 1: 22, 23