Free Embroidery Pattern Series--12 Things God Wants You to Remember--June--I Will Provide For You
Free Embroidery Pattern Series--12 Things God Wants You to Remember--August--I Will Give You Rest

Free Embroidery Pattern Series--12 Things God Wants You to Remember--July--I Will Deliver You

 
July Free Embroidery Pattern -- Free Bird on a Birdcage


Hello Friends!

It's time for this month's free embroidery pattern!

 

 

12 Things - A year of free embroidery patterns

If you're just joining in, click the image above for the overview
page with instructions and previous free patterns.

 

 


July free embroidery pattern bird cage

I Will Deliver You

 

"We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap.
    The trap is broken, and we are free!"
                                               --Psalm 124:7

 

A lot of things come to mind when one of thinks of "deliverance" (a super creepy movie for one thing), but the word simply means "the act of being rescued or set free".

When I was 16 I said a prayer that changed my life and the one feeling I remember washing over me was that of freedom, like a weight had been lifted from my chest and I could finally breathe. I felt it for weeks, like I was floating on air.

 

In the fiels

There have been a lot of ups and downs since that day, I have found myself on my knees many times, and each time God has come through for me.  Not always in the way I expected or hoped for, but He was there.

"He led me to a place of safety;
    He rescued me because He delights in me."
                                                  --Psalm 18:19 (NLT)

Did you know that God delights in you?

"...the Lord’s delight is in those who fear Him,
    those who put their hope in His unfailing love."
                                                           --Psalm 147:11 (NLT)

When I said that prayer at 16, I was putting my hope in His unfailing love. 

If you've done that, if you hope in Him,  He *delights* in you.  Isn't that amazing?

You know what's more amazing?  If you haven't done that, and you want to, you can just call on Him and He will be your rescuer too.

"For everyone who calls on
         the name of the Lord will be saved.”
                                                --Romans 10:13 (NLT)

(If you're not sure how to do that, check out that prayer I told you about.)

He delights in you.

Don't forget that. 

Reach your hand out to Him and let Him set you free.

 

 

 

 

The Pattern

Free Embroidery Pattern

Click on the image above or here to download the free pattern.

There is a copy with the seventh thing God wants you to remember, "I will deliver you" and a blank copy for you to fill in your own phrase or scripture in the space if you'd like to use it again. (it's a pdf so you'll need Adobe Reader installed.  Get it here for free)


  July free embroidery pattern bird cage chain

The Stitches


For the banner ribbon I took one strand each of red, white and blue thread and twisted them together.


I used  the following stitches on this pattern:

Back Stitch

Seed Stitch (I used this to fill in the stars)

Lazy Daisy   (I used a partial Lazy Daisy on the birdies' eye)

Chain Stitch (I used this for the chain on the birdcage)

 

I'd love to see your work if you're stitching along with us!  Send me a link or a photo to be featured on the blog!

 

Grace & Peace,

Melissa~
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"You have rescued me! I will celebrate and shout, singing praises to you with all my heart."  -Psalm 71:23
 

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