Saturday, March 21, 2009

TRANSITIONS-CHANGES-RESHAPING-ACCEPTANCE-GROWTH


Isaiah 64:8 Amp
"Yet, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand."


This Journey....
Every person is on a Journey, but not every one is going toward the same Ending. Some are on a journey led by 'sight', and others are on a Journey led by the Spirit of God.






Richard Smallwood & Kim Burwell "JOURNEY"
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Twinkie Clark & FAMU choir-"Feed my Sheep"
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"1THE WORD which came to Jeremiah from the Lord:

2 Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.

3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and behold, he was working at the wheel.

4 And the vessel that he was making from clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he made it over, reworking it into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me:

6 O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does? says the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel."

The Journey of the Spirit Led people; Oh, To Be Made into vessels that bring honor to the Potter! Yes my Lord!
Let us All remember to = Be Still And Let God Be God-Wait On The Lord, And allow Patience to have Her Perfect Work in us. Amen!
After the Potter makes the clay into the desired vessels and pots, they are put in a safe, protected place to air dry. (more waiting)-
They are now called greenware and this is a picture showing some that are waiting to be put into the kiln for firing. By doing this several changes occur.
One is that all impurities are burned completly out. Two, any of the greenware that has hair-line cracks or air bubbles in them or cracks that may be within the walls of the vessel, will make the greewnware break apart sometimes it actually explodes-and cannot be used at all.
(sometimes people do not make it out of the fire-they have to return to the storage container-recycled- that holds the clay that is not ready to be used yet.)
And going through the kiln/refiner's fire strengthens the greenware so that it is durable and able to withstand human use of it.
(just change 'human use' to Used By God)
After they are put through the fire they change in texture, color, strength, and purpose.
Then the Potter allows them to cool, (more waiting).
Then the Potter takes the ceramic pieces from the kiln and checks them for cracks or any other impurities.
Then he prepares them for the glazing process. (more waiting).
This is when each piece recieves color. (more waiting).
After the color-glaze- is applied and has dried, it goes back into the kiln for re-firing to bake the glaze into the vessel.(more waiting)

A few details have been left out-but this is the process of us being clay in the Potters hands And allowing Him to re-makes us into the person that He created us to be.
It is a process that goes one day at a time.


WE'VE COME TOO FAR- The Hawkins Family Richard Smallwod

Are You determined to make this Journey All The Way?
Is Your mind made up?

~on feet of Faith & Peace,
ALWAYS SEEKING TO ENCOURAGE!
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.
Joshua 1:9

2 comments:

TalithaCumi said...

Thank you Sister for being a leader in The Way!

Thank you for feeding His sheep, who thus empowered by His Love may also reach out to feed others as they have been fed and more! All for His glory--thanks be to God!

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wisdomteachesme said...

my sister TC,
it is good to hear from you again! I pray all is Well and Joyous for you as our Lord has All Power!

i recieve your appreciation that comes from your heart in the name of Jesus!

Our Saviour Has All Power! Amen.