Nov 3, 2012

God is in Control - The Potter's Clay

Its not often I post many things about the terrible things we see going on around us. Many times facing the Truth, causes great fear and in sharing that news, many of us are often labeled fear mongers, or lunatics, or just plain crazy.  Thats OK!

God would not have us to sit on our butts and withhold warning His people.  He revealed to me although He didn't give me the spirit of fear - fear can be a healthy catalyst in getting our hearts right before Him. Not fear of the enemy, but fear of God and what He has so often said in His word would take place.

He has also revealed to me, how important it is to share the good news, which takes on many forms (i.e. stories of salvation, redemption, reconciliation), the good news of the very nature and character of God - His mercy, His love, His grace, His Spirit... how extremely important it is for each of us to seek Him in all we do, say, and think.  To acknowledge Him in all our ways... He teaches us the way only we can understand as individuals - He is the only one who knows us from before we were even conceived right up to this very moment... He knows our personal frame of reference... He knows the journey we have been on, the wrong turns, the right turns, He knows our hearts.  I mean really... would you send a japanese speaking person to teach english to spanish speaking students?  No, they wouldn't learn very much I am afraid and at best their english wouldn't sound like anything we know.  Heck we english speaking people probably wouldn't even know what they were saying when the course was over...  Get my point?

So in my desire to share, to warn, to admonish, to exhort - in my effort to perform the will of my Father, I want to share some more good news...

Isaiah 29:15-16

Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord,And their works are in the dark;They say, “Who sees us?” and, “Who knows us?”16 Surely you have things turned around!Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay;

What is exactly being said here?  Woe - to those (anyone or anything) that seek to hide their deeds, their schemes, their evil plans from God.  Who hide away in the dark so as not to be discovered or seen...who have something to hide.  They boast in their evil by saying "Who can see us, who knows us, who can know what we plan?"  God says surely you have it all wrong.. Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay... 

 In other words, God says "I've got this"...  You who perform evil behind the scenes, and scheme behind closed doors, hidden from view.. who think no one sees you or knows you... You who think you are the potter, in fact will be the clay - The Master Potter is surely using what you plan in darkness to His great glory.  He will turn your plans around and you will surely know the One whom you think, knows you not.  So count it all Joy! 

 There is nothing above our God! Or His great power!  Surely He will be glorified in all things!!!


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