As I read from Jeremiah yesterday morning about the “Potter and the Clay”, the thought crossed my mind about how it applies to all of the nations and people the world over. The nation Israel had sinned and had turned their backs on the Lord who brought them into Canaan and gave them the keys and stewardship of the land. Initially, the Lord’s design was for the nation to care for the land forever. The problem was that sin had entered the picture causing the Lord’s vessel to be broken. You see, when you came to the Lord, He began a good work in you and continues to work on it throughout your lifetime. When you stumble over sin, just like everybody else, the vessel develops a mar in it requiring corrective action(s). If the vessel is unserviceable, the clay is put back into the box of clay along with water to make the clay useable. When the Lord rebuilds us, we do not have the same ministry as we did and it might even be much smaller in size and have different dynamics to it and will always incorporate our failures and the hard lessons we learned. My encouragement for you today is, G-d is never through with us until we turn our back on Him and never turn around even to our last breath.
Verses: Jeremiah 18, Deuteronomy 31:1-6, Psalms 16, Joshua 21:43-45
Famous Quote: “…we will stand amazed to see the topside of the tapestry and how God beautifully embroidered each circumstance into a pattern for our good and His glory.” – Joni Eareckson Tada
Above all things, you love us and care about us. As humans we all sin and fall short of your glory but you are never through with us until we no longer want you in our lives. By your grace, you can separate sin from the sinner so that you can love the sinner and hate the sin; because it is possible, you admonish us to do the same for others so that they can be healed and restored to ministry. Help me today Lord to be an instrument of your healing power to a broken world. I pray for my family today that you will watch over them and keep the safe. I pray that you will continue to shake the world and its elected leaders so that they may be silenced before you. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand whom they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land with rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
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