- Giving in to the Will of God
- It’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails
- Two years ago this week….
- The Potter’s Hand
- Trust God – It Works
- God’s Timing
- Walking in Faith
- Of Hurricanes and Life’s Storms
- If God is so loving, why is there so much suffering?
- God is Bigger than the Snowball
- Over the Rainbow
- Fear vs Faith
- Going around in circles
- Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?
- From Depression to Prosperity
Have you ever watched a potter at work? He’ll take a shapeless lump of clay and slowly, carefully, creatively turn it into a work of art, a thing of beauty.
Think about it. What’s clay, but a type of dirt or mud (read Stuck In the Mud) with no real purpose but to just lie there ugly.
God is called the Potter because He, and only He, has the power and the ability to change people.
I’ve been watching many western movies lately. I especially like the classic western TV shows like Wagon Train. They were weekly stories of the brave people who left their lives in the Eastern U.S. to become pioneers of The West of the 1800s. It was a huge risk. They packed all their worldly goods in to wagons and off they went into the unknown, the wild, the dangerous. But wagon after wagon they rode over plains, mountains and deserts facing breakdowns (no AAA, no cell phones), droughts (no Circle K’s or truck stops), Indians, bandits, (no 911) rattlesnakes, disease (no Urgent Care Clinics) all for the hope that the West held for them.
Six years ago next month I basically did the same thing. I left my familiar life in Florida to move to Arizona. I packed my worldly goods and 2 cats into my hatchback and Westward ho! I went.
I had no idea what was waiting for me there. I put my life in the hands of the Potter. This was my theme song:
God led me to First Christian Church of Phoenix and I’ve grown stronger in my faith, I’ve learned that what God wants most from us is to OBEY Him especially His command to Love One Another (John 13:34-35) no matter what. I also learned that He expects us to WHOLLY SURRENDER our lives to Him (1 Peter 5:6). That means it’s not about “me” anymore, but about “Him”.
He took this shapeless lump of clay and molded me into a faithful Christian woman solidly planted on His Rock.
Today in church, there was an announcement requesting volunteers to be trained as counselors for Luis Palau’s City Fest coming up in March. These counselors will pray with people who want to commit their lives to Christ.
Back in FL, I never considered myself an evangelist. Since becoming a writer, I’ve seen myself as a “sower” of God’s Word (Matthew 13:1-23) – planting the seeds hoping and praying that they would fall on fertile soil and someone will “get it” (writing blogs hoping people would read them and believe). I’ve never had the opportunity to pray with someone when they were ready to accept Jesus into their hearts.
I feel this is a calling and I pray that it will be a great experience for me.
The Potter isn’t finished with me yet.