We know that we are to be broken in God’s hand so He can build us back up. People use a potters jar as an example so what is inside can be brought forth. While this is a commonly used analogy of being broken or shattered so we can be remolded, there is more. The Lord has led me to a story about Gideon, I will use a portion of that story to show that the term “breaking” or “shattering” is only the beginning. As the Lord ministered to me, there is more to this.
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My son shared something with me yesterday that has led me to appreciate what God does in our lives even more.
When we want to plant something we may go out and buy a pot. The pot is very important. It holds the soil,seed and water. But what the pot doesn't do,is cause the seed to grow. What is going on inside of the pot is more important. The seed takes root,and grows and eventually forms into a beautiful flower or vegetable.
Our bodies are like the pot. We are but a vessel. What
(a children's poem)
I have an old tin paintbox in my sideboard drawer
Now and then I'll take it out from its little store;
Paint pots black and white; yellow, blue and red
Oh, how I enjoy to mix these on my brown palette!
Red and blue make purple
(A shade darker than myrtle);
Yellow mixed with blue make
Updated Jun 29th 2009 at 10:48 PM by paidforinfull