Bringing Joy to Others in small seeds…or How to Make a Heating Pad, a tutorial.
With Rahab’s flax she hid spies on a roof… and with my flax I keep my family warm.
It’s all just flax gathered for a greater purpose.
One lone seed cannot hide two men… it will not keep anyone warm…. but many can build a legacy.
Together … many seeds can produce a moment for a story to be made.
A story which becomes a legacy for others to climb under.
So I collect what I have and I bring the seeds together into little pouches.
Because the world is cold and we need all the warmth we can muster.
There are cold days when we feel like all we have is the legacy which was given to us.
So we gather under warm bags of flax and I teach them what legacy is… and why it makes God’s heart beam warm Joy.
I tell them a legacy is what you hear of the stories which came before you… How people won over life’s conflicts.
So like a well loved story you know it will all be okay…because we are more then conquers and when we walk it out…He will warm us to the core with His joy.
It’s knowing you are more then a conquer every time you walk into a situation…and that makes His heart joyful.
I tell them God’s joy is only mentioned twice in the whole Book….hedvah. How the very first time hedvah is used… it is to remind people Joy is their strength. They hear the legacy of those who came before them and they become sad… but the speaker bolsters them…explains the Truth in the story… reminds them to not concentrate on themselves… but to see the great thing which will be done at the end of the story. He tells them to have a great party…Because “the Joy of the Lord is your strength.”
It is our legacy. To know we are loved. To walk like we have won.
So we sit under our flax getting warmer and warmer…no matter the cold… We know life is not just a page but a whole story…. and in the end we have won against it all.
Concerning the flax heating blanket:
take one flannel pillowcase….two small bags of flax seed mixed with a few drops of lavender essential oil
sew channels longways (mine made 5 channels)
easily fill with a 1/8- 1/4c flax seeds.
Sew a perpendicular line, creating little boxes and locking the flax seed into that section.
Fill again…sew another perpendicular line.
This takes about 20minutes from when you sit down to when you are clipping the stray strings and are finished.
To heat: just pop it in the microwave for two minutes.