Jars of Clay

 

You know if you flip through the pages of Scripture you’ll see so many men and women who were all-too-human. They had serious character flaws. They made major mistakes. Before and after God called them. But God still worked in them and through them to accomplish great and mighty things for His kingdom.

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

In 2 Corinthians 4:7, Paul explains, “We have this treasure [the light of Christ] in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

He went on to say, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me…. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9b-10)

In our weakness, God’s power and strength is revealed. Through the cracks in our broken, messed-up lives, His light shines brightly. The world can see Jesus in us. We don’t have to be perfect or pious or put-together to bring Him glory. We just need to be willing and available. The amazing thing is that each and every day, God uses ordinary people like us to do extraordinary things for Him.

So what about you?

Are you going to let your mistakes and failures define you? Or are you going to choose to believe what Jesus says about you, choose to see yourself as He sees you?

Flawed and frail and imperfect at times – but deeply beloved. The apple of His eye. His priceless masterpiece, His precious possession. Clothed in His righteousness, spotless and pure before Him. Radiant with His love, His joy, His peace. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Gloriously individual and unique. Day by day, becoming a beautiful reflection of Him.

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