Just like the waves what go in and out, God is forever present in our lives of change!
2 Corinthians 4:7-15 New Century Version (NCV)
Spiritual Treasure in Clay Jars
7 We have this treasure from God, but we are like clay jars that hold the treasure. This shows that the great power is from God, not from us.
8 We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living.
9 We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed. 10 We carry the death of Jesus in our own bodies so that the life of Jesus can also be seen in our bodies.
11 We are alive, but for Jesus we are always in danger of death so that the life of Jesus can be seen in our bodies that die. 12 So death is working in us, but life is working in you.
13 It is written in the Scriptures, “I believed, so I spoke.” Our faith is like this, too. We believe, and so we speak. 14 God raised the Lord Jesus from the dead, and we know that God will also raise us with Jesus. God will bring us together with you, and we will stand before him.
15 All these things are for you. And so the grace of God that is being given to more and more people will bring increasing thanks to God for his glory.
CLAY JARS~ We have this treasure from God
Picture a clay jar ~
Placing it into a furnace and change will come. I would like to relate this to our own personal lives. We are born and a shape becomes leaders and examples of what Christ looks like. At least our lives should be looking like Jesus in our ways. We are like the clay and are being molded daily.
Daily living means we cast off the things we can do nothing about and change the things we can. So much happens in one day. Verse 13 above ~ It is written in the Scriptures.....
Our lives are purposed to make a difference. The difference begins inside of us and others will be affected by our attitude. Look at yourself strong and ready to be molded even more by God.
We must continue to search our hearts and live in freedom of mind.