Several weeks ago I was reading in Numbers 15 about Moses telling the people of Israel to put tassels on their garments to remind them about the Lord's commandments and to follow the Lord. I had probably read this passage many times before or heard it, but it never struck me before. As a pretty busy mom reminders for many different things are NECESSARY in my life -- and yes, I do post Bible verses in different places where I will notice them, but then sometimes I overlook those too.
So -- Tassels? Hmmm. . . what quickly popped into my mind was bracelets, the easy quick ones made of twisted embroidery floss that my young daughters like to make :)
Following this thought, a few weeks ago my kids and I made bracelets to remind us of certain things we need to remember about following God. My one biggie is contentment. (sigh) So my contentment bracelet went on and YES!!!! It has helped! I've had one on for over a month and it does remind me to be content and to claim those verses about contentment. Here's one. . .
12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Yup, my "tassels" are definitely reminding me to follow God and cling to His Word -- I am definitely amazed at how weak I am and how many times I return to that discontent and pop out of the discontentment and back into claiming God's Word.