|I love pottery!|
To me, pottery is art.
and is usually created with a purpose in mind.
I had often read this verse from 2 Corinthians 4:7,
"But we have this treasure in JARS OF CLAY
to show that this all-surpassing power
is from God and not from us."
This past week I was pondering the thought about being a
"JAR OF CLAY".
by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians.
Paul talked about how Moses had to cover his face with a veil
after he had spent time with the LORD,
been in His presence, and seen His Glory.
Moses wore the veil because his face shone so brightly
with the LORD's glory
that the people couldn't stand to look at him!
Paul says that when we spend time with the LORD,
His glory shines out of us,
and God doesn't want us to hide it.
This was not a new subject to me,
but then God opened my eyes to see an answer to something
that I had been struggling with.
It had to do with a seeming unanswered prayer.
Awhile back I had believed that God had given me faith
to believe a certain person would be healed,
but he wasn't...
I've struggled with this and asked God for answers.
God showed me that sometimes He gets more glory
from letting us go THROUGH something,
then He does from delivering us FROM something.
This is how Paul said it:
"Everyone can see that the glorious power
within must be from God and is not our own...
We are perplexed because we don’t know
why things happen as they do,
but we don’t give up and quit...
God never abandons us.
We get knocked down,
but we get up again and keep going...
We never give up."
Sometimes our "Jars of Clay" are sick,
chipped, cracked or broken...
It's all about God's glory!
I don't know about you,
but I don't want to be just an empty piece of pottery,
but a JAR OF CLAY through which God shines!
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