Friday, November 13, 2009

Lump of Clay...

"Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven.

Whose sins are covred.

Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."

Romans 4:7


WOW!





So many times I feel that I have failed God. All these years I've lived for Him, and then I turn my back on Him to fulfill my own selfish desires. How can I be forgiven? He was making a beautiful clay vessel out of me, I could feel myself turn from a soggy lump of clay into a tall, vessel, with gentle curves and deep grooves, patterns etched deep into my soul by the Master's hands. Then, all at once I failed Him. Surely, oh SURELY He must mash that half finished work back into a lump of soggy clay and start all over. I'm a mistake....but wait....God doesn't make mistakes - we do.





No, He doesn't begin all over again with a fresh lump of clay. He picks up right where we left off. We repent, we turn from our sin ~ no matter it's content, no matter it's size, no matter the pain it's caused.





We turn ~ He forgives.





He scrapes the crud out of the clay ~ our vessel, the one He has been lovingly turning on His wheel all along. The damaged parts are still wet clay, ready to be re-molded ~ because WE ARE NOT FINISHED YET!





His gentle hands squeeze living water over our broken souls and He firmly presses and molds, He forms us. We are still a work of art in His hands. Ever changing, being molded, even when we are weak and our clay walls fold in. It is because of His strenth that we are re-formed ~ He is the potter, we are the clay.





Amen!



Have a beautiful day!

7 comments:

  1. I hope you have a great weekend...

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  2. It is amazing how He works. I just posted this week how I felt guilt was holding me back from truly feeling His love and forgiveness. And now to read your beautiful post, I want to say THANK YOU for the reminder that I am in good hands and He does not judge me for my mistakes

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  3. Beautifully said, Kathy!!

    Have a blessed weekend, my friend!

    I guess I better finish packing..lol!

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  4. This is precious....I am ever so grateful for Grace, for Mercy. I am so undeserving and yet because of Jesus all of it is covered by HIS Blood and forgiven, made New, gone and forgotten! Amen, Glory Halleluah!

    Thankyou my friend for your sweet friendship, for your listening ear this week and your prayers! It means sooo very much to me

    bless you

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  5. What a beautiful post!! God is truly a beautiful artist of His creation.

    Thanks for posting this!

    So your son is at Ft. Meade! We drove by that MANY times. A friend of mine dated a guy stationed there a long time ago.. LOL.

    Does he like MD? I know it's been a wet year up there.

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  6. That is a beautiful picture and some might fine words you shared. Thank you for the reminder.

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