What pearls of wisdom God is showing my family and I through His Word! We are never too broken in God's eyes. We are studying through this as part of my sister's homeschool and learning a lot. My mom took pottery in College and God arranged it so we got a hold of a potter's wheel and worked on throwing pots while learning this, amazing! One analogy in pottery is how inpurities in clay cause pottery to break, but that is not the end! God can create a beautiful vessel of our lives when we submit to Him, His breaking, pounding, reshaping and firing process are the struggles and trials in life. Each pain is orchestrated by Him, from a heart of love, as He makes and transforms us. He also, as a Master Craftsman, knows exactly how much we can handle, in each stage of the process. So glad HE never gives up on us, no matter our imperfection! He gently picks up the broken pieces, time and again, starts anew, forming us until we become what He designed for us to be. Jeremiah "18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. 18:3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it...cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand..."
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Romans 9:20-21 "...Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?"
Found really neat lesson on this subject where he talks through the analogy while making pottery, very powerful!
This song also puts it beautifully:
May you find comfort in His providential Hand as you rest in His plan, even when it's unknown.
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My granddaughter Abigail and my adopted nephew Simeon joined us for dinner last night. Their embrace reminded me of the heart of God. Race, gender and age doesn’t matter, just pure love, acceptance and kindness for all. No exceptions.
#SuicidalThoughts #Relationships #Hope #Faith #Godlovesyou #PTSD
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
- 1 Peter 5:7
I have had ups and downs over the past years.
I also have gotten weaker in my relationship with GOD, and now I am stronger than I have been...ever.
I have been reading the Bible (His Word) lately, also I have been praying and putting my worries on Him. Although I am still working on it, I am really proud of how far I have come.
I have learned some things about anxiety and I wanted to share some of GOD, some inspiration, and help.
Whoever is reading this, please know that if you are going through something hard, whatever it may be, GOD is with you and is making you stronger. He is working for you and in your life. He is WAY bigger than any issue you could ever face.
Think about it... GOD wanted one of YOU in the world. There is only one you, and that you is amazing to Him.
He loves you on your happy days, sad days, anxious days, the best days, the worst days, everyday GOD is with you and loving you.
I had lost some faith in Him when I was going through something hard. I felt far from Him. But he never gave up on me. He knew my life and had plans for me.
GOD knows everything.
Now, I don't know what it is you are going through, but I do know that GOD is handling it, even if you don't feel like it. He is there, waiting for you, loving, caring, working it out, for YOU.
He knows you and sees you. He sees you are anxious, hurting, but He also sees you and everything about you.
HE LOVES YOU.
And will NEVER stop.
He knew all of your days before any one of them began.
Read Psalm 139:16 -
Your eyes saw me when I was formless;
all my days were written in your book and planned
before a single one of them began.
- Psalm 139:16
I really hope this meant something to you.
YOU ARE LOVED.
AND YOU ARE WORTH EVERYTHING.
Stay safe and GOD bless.
There are should be two baptisms in #Christianity : one in this life and a second in the next. The first is a symbols of gods acceptance for every living creature who he loves but the second pertains to the artifact of Jesus and the mark of god if you believe in Jesus than you want people to know that #Godlovesyou
I’ve decided it’s time to go public with my story to hopefully help others work through similar situations. www.butterfly-hope.com #Overcomer #bibleverses #childabusesurvivor #DomesticViolence #Godlovesyou #SuicidalThoughts
I know personally how hard it is to be content in your current circumstances. I know personally how hard it is to be content in patiently waiting for God to point you the way you should go on a certain job title that suits you. I know personally how hard it is to watch the people you knew going far in life when you feel like you’re stuck in one place. The list goes on.
While social media is good to stay in touch with family members and friends who are in another state/country, social media can also be one of Satan’s greatest weapons to throw at you in your mind with a dagger for you to compare your life at the moment with other people’s life’s, make you feel insecure about your looks if you see someone who looks prettier or healthier and your wardrobe if you see someone who has better clothes than you do, make you feel like you’re not wise enough or worthy enough to get a job no matter how many times you’ve applied for jobs, make you feel like your walk with God is not as powerful or strong as others do, and vice versa.
I know this is easier said than done, but don’t give in to Satan’s mind games. If you see someone going higher on the mountain God has put them on, cheer on for them to keep going headstrong with obedience! Compliment someone on how gorgeous or good-looking they look today because they might have posted that selfie for an extra confidence boost! Compliment someone on their outfit for today because they are killing the look! Compliment someone on their health journey and give them some encouragement to keep moving forward! Congratulate someone on their promotion or getting a job because they’ve been fighting hard to get that job title! Joyfully and genuinely praise for those true children of God for how far they have come on their journey with God!
Be content in where you are today. God put you where you are today in your life for a very good reason. Let God give you the strength and renew your mind to be content in whatever it is you may be going through right now. Bloom where God has planted you.
*Reference: Philippians 4:11-13
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#Godlovesyou #take heart #Godisincontrol