Posted by: heisourstrongtower | April 5, 2012

Earthen Vessels

2 Corinthians 4:7 (NASB) “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;” “

Isaiah 30:15 “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:

“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.”

As I read these verses I wanted to stand and lift my hands in praise to Him.  How lucky are we, our God loves us so much He wants to give us Glory-gifts and fill us with heavenly content. And where I am weak it is okay because it is through my weakness that His Glory gets to shine!

He is calling us to trust Him, to spend time with Him, not to expend unnecessary energy worrying about who we are; we know who He is and that should be enough. He is the supplier of all of our needs. He knows just what we need to make it through this day. He planned this day for us and He already knows what we are going to need to get through it.

I can remain confident throughout my day because my confidence is in Him. He is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. (Psalm 28:7) His grace is sufficient for me because His power is made perfect through my weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9) I can do all things through Him, the provider of my strength. (Philippians 4:13)

Lord, we come before you today and we thank You for all the blessings that You have given us. Many times our lives are so full of busy work that we neglect our relationship with You, for that we are sorry. We know that You never neglect us, for if You did our very lives would cease to be. Continue to pull us to Yourself, guide us in our journey, and hold us close in Your heart until the day we come home to be with You forever. Be with us now as we gather in Your name, may we feel your presence among us. In Jesus precious name we pray. Amen.

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