Hello, everyone! I hope this summer has been a good one for you, and full of many of the LORD’s blessings. God blessed my family and I with some amazing vacation travels together and memories that will last a lifetime! 🙂
Years ago, when I decided to fully committ my life to the LORD, I knew that upon complete surrender, my life would not be mine anymore. And I didn’t (and don’t) want it to be. Day-by-day and trial-by-trial I want to submit to becoming more like my Savior, Jesus Christ.
After all, He is the Potter and I am His clay.
“But now, O LORD,
You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You are the potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
Dr. David Jeremiah explains it this way:
“The dominant thing in Scripture is a simple one: God is the potter and humanity is the clay. It is another way to express God’s sovereignty over all humanity; a way to express our need to yield to His divine plan; a way to encourage us to find the purpose for which we have been made; a way to accept the divine purpose for all of God’s handiwork.”
Over the years, God has created in me the desire to share the love and hope of Jesus to the people around me. He has molded me and shaped me through all of my pain, hurts, and disappoinments to share the Joy of what only Jesus can do upon surrender to Him.
One smile at a time, one friendship at a time, one hug at a time, and one word at a time.
All Him and all for His Glory.
Over the last few weeks, I’m sorry to say and I apologize, I’ve allowed my writing to get off track. But you know what? God has never left my side and, through the Spirit and His Word, He has been nudging me back on track. Reminding me of who I am in Him and to yield to Him as the Potter so that He can complete what He began in me.
While reading, The Power of Being Thankful by Joyce Meyer last week, her September 10th devotional really spoke to what I was experiencing:
“Many times God tells us to do something or gives us an assignment and we begin doing it. But then the enemy comes against us, and when we turn to fight him, we turn away from God.
Satan knows that if he can distract you, he can ultimately defeat you. So when the enemy begins to stir up a storm in your life, be thankful God has the victory and do these simple things: pray and trust God” (Meyer, September 10th).
So, when Satan began stiring up a storm of self-doubt and insecurity in me, I began praying to God for wisdom, courage, and strength to move forward in what He has called me to do.
It wasn’t overnight and it was His timing, but through the Holy Spirit He revealed details to me in moving forard and yielding to Him.
One of the changes is in relation to my writing goals with this blog. I am committing to publishing every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
*Monday’s subject is completely focused on what the Holy Spirit leads me to share.
*Wednesday’s subject will be focused on blessings from God, both mine and others.
*Friday’s subject will be focused on inspirational quotes or readings that the Lord would like me to share and focus on.
I’m sure it is evident from this blog that I am so far from having it all together and doing things perfectly. But if there is only one thing that comes through my words I hope it is this, I love Jesus with everything that I am and I want others to know the same hope and love that can ONLY be found in Him!
And so, hand-in-hand with my Savior the journey continues….
All the glory to God,
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Image of “Walking with God” by Christ Alliance Church ChristAlliance.org.
Jeremiah, Dr. David. “What It Means To Be Clay In The Hands Of The Potter.” DavidJeremiahblog.com. Web.
Meyer, Joyce. “The Power of Being Thankful: 365 Devotions.” Faith Works Publishing. 2014. Print.