Monday, February 21, 2011

Walking in the rain with your love.

Walking in the rain with the love of your life can be romantic. I can vouch for this.

 I mean you want to be together through everything right? Rain or shine? Sometimes you're even closer in the rain in fact.


Walking through life with THE LOVER is similar. You seem to feel close (at least I do) to God when things are easy, problems seem to fix themselves, and you feel in love with God.

Then the rains come. Most people as soon as the rain starts run for shelter. But sometimes there is some crazy lovestruck pair that seem to refuse to get to shelter. They find it "romantic" to spend time walking in the rain.

 Then compare it to the relationship with Christ. Many Christians today tend to run for "shelter" when the difficulties arise. They feel safe from the storm and seeming alot smarter than the couple walking out in the rain.

Now to the beloved's point of view.

You feel more alive than ever! This storm has caused you to draw closer together! As you feel the warmth of walking beside the Lover, you see those poor people out under their "shelters" with the leaky roofs,  cold and without light . As you call out to them many just point and laugh. Others are curious, so they venture out towards you. As they get closer, they too feel warmer. You start to realize the storm brought others to HIM who is the warmth and the light. This experience causes obsession. After a while warmth feels a great area and those who are filled with the warmth are sent to the shelters of the COLD and DARK. They bring news of the great light who makes it all.

I think I just got an idea for a story!

Friday, February 18, 2011


 Ever really asked yourself why God loves you? Few of us, if any, feel that we deserve his love (and if you do, WATCH OUT!)

Today I contemplated alot of my past. How I probably ruined lives or stood in the way of God. He could of said "GET BEHIND ME SATAN!" Instead he wrapped me in his everlasting love. To really understand this love, we  will be given chances to be Christ in  the earth. We may completely fail or miss the other side of our decision at the time,only to look back later and see what we did.


We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28  Young's Literal Translation

That can mean our failures and "wake" of destruction can be used for GOOD! Each person has  or may have different intensities of this, but it is for the same purpose in the end....HIS GLORY. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Us...broken vessels to be used

The Cracked Pot
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots was perfectly made and never leaked. The other pot had a crack in it and by the time the water bearer reached his master’s house it had leaked much of its water and was only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you.” “Why?” asked the bearer. “What are you ashamed of?” “I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master’s house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t get full value from your efforts,” the pot said.
The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.”
Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again the pot apologized to the bearer for its failure.
The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you’ve watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.”
Each of us has our own unique flaws. We’re all cracked pots. But if we will allow it, the universe will use our flaws to grace its table. In the universe’s great economy, nothing goes to waste. Don’t be afraid of your flaws. Acknowledge them, and you too can be the cause of beauty. Know that in our weakness we find our strength.
- Author Unknown

God is amazing! I have been thinking about this story for a while. I did not remember the name, but wanted to put it on my blog for a while. Ironically, I've felt that God has been showing me this week how Christ pointed to the Father throughout the time He spoke to people. We, like the cracked pot, have no honor in ourselves. Without the everlasting water we are just dust. How often do I ask to be the pot that was full at the end, forgetting that it is for the glory of the Father that I'm the cracked pot. I was searching for a picture of a "cracked or broken pot" on Google images and stumbled on the story again. 

Christ came to draw us to the Father. He gave us His life water to pour out on people. We are imperfect in our flesh  for Christ's glory...

Without Christ, we are NOTHING!