Hi! I'm Joni, the author and storyteller of the Immanuel Quilt--a real, one-of-a-kind quilt that was inspired and designed by God.
In a dream God told me to make a quilt representing Names of Jesus and to begin a traveling ministry--I have a fear of traveling.
None-the-less, I was given three specific design details for the quilt. 1) To make the quilt full of color. 2) To not use black, because He said, "Black represents sin and death and Jesus has no sin and is alive" and 3) To make the primary color purple to represent Jesus is the King of kings.
To say that I had doubts, fears, and reservations about accepting the assignment is an understatement. It was by God's grace I was enabled to accept the assignment and then, at every step thereafter, God was with me providing detailed instructions for a quilt that would point people to Him.
Every Name of Jesus reveals something about His character, His character reveals His glory, and His glory reveals His presence with us. I heard His whispering voice utter, "As they come to know my Name, they will see that I am with them."
Do you know Jesus? Do you truly know Him? The Immanuel Quilt will have you seeking Jesus and discovering the Invisible God is alive and active, still speaking to ordinary people, doing extraordinary things. Immanuel is indeed, God with us!
Walking in obedience to God seems scary, but when you change your mindset and walk with God, you experience God's presence in the most intimate ways.
Me...the girl with a fear of traveling...I have traveled across Indiana and beyond sharing the story of one special quilt, the Immanuel Quilt. Come along and see what God is doing. I blog the journey. Sign up below to Follow the Journey. It truly is a glorious unfolding!
"Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you."