2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from GOD and not from us.”
Through Flawless Fault Lines!
What a waterfall is HIS cascading compassion
with endless affection and limitless grace!
Without any downfall or drawback, HIS blessings
consume those surrendered beneath Heaven’s rains!
There found breathlessly broken as vessels with fractures,
we find ourselves filled and poured out on Life’s paths.
Thus what seems like “lost liquid” is rather divinely
and sovereignly purposed: HIS showers — forecast!
Therefore! Uplift your cup to HIS opening Heavens;
with zeal, drink in all of the Flood which HE sends!
Then! Through every crack HE designed for your temple
will flow the LORD’s message each time your knees bend!
As HIServant collecting and delivering HIS rain water,
Devotional: 1 Peter 4:10 “As good stewards of the manifold grace of GOD, each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve one another.”
Coupled with the unique compelling gift GOD has placed in each of us in 2 Corinthians 4:7 above, then we proceed by following HIS directions in 1 Peter 4:10.
Pour out the perfect gift HE birthed within you. As we continue with Philippians 1:6 “For I am confident of this very thing, that HE who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of JESUS CHRIST.”
So listen closely to the order of things which HE designed.
First, we have the treasure of HIS peace and Good News within us…because HE put it there!
Second, we are told to use our GOD-given gifts to serve one another! With me so far??
Then thirdly, this good work which CHRIST began in us…is for us to use the gifts HE gave each of HIS children…in order to share HIS Good News.
In addition, HE will perfect this work and complete it in us as we willingly serve HIM with all our hearts, minds and souls. Instead of negatively looking with earthly eyes at our personally perceived flaws, we must simply serve HIM.
Instead of grading our lives as “not someone that GOD would or should use”, we must rather submit intentionally and immediately to the Author and Finisher of our Faith.
For only HE is perfectly able to pour out perfect amounts through us.
For only HE is Sovereign to flow through every flaw we highlight in ourselves, just as HE designed in Eternity past as the “good works we are to walk in.”
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are GOD’s workmanship, created in CHRIST JESUS to do good works, which GOD prepared in advance as our way of life.”
In summary, we are indwelt by HIS purpose and equipped by HIS will. Even the actions themselves HE ordained for our steps to walk in.
This simply means from beginning to end, HE is in control. Job 23:10 “But HE knows the way that I take; when HE has tried me, I shall come out as gold.”
So witness as HE designed! Pour out with humility and meekness while boldly standing for the Truth…which HE is!
No matter how fractured, beat-up, broken, incomplete or worthless you feel your frame is, HE has perfect designs for you AS YOU ARE today!
We are being transformed into HIS image so look up and look forward!
Soon and very soon we shall be perfect without fault lines, even as HE is and has always been!
Amen and amen!