Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Lump of Clay

I want to talk about molding, shaping, and forming.  That is what happens to a lump of clay on the potter’s wheel. 

I tried my hand once at creating a vase on a potter’s wheel.  Needless to say it was not a pretty sight.  The craftsman made it look easy, and yet my efforts were spastic at best. 

Kind of like my life when I do too much of what I want and leave God out of my situations.  I believe God has plans and designs for my life and for yours. I think He has a good idea of how and where our lives should take us for best results.  I don’t know about you but I have overridden Him a time or two, or thirty. 

Consider this:
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

… And that means you and me. 

In another place in the Bible we are reminded of this:

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 39:13

He is the master craftsman.  He is the steady hand on the potter’s wheel.  Always, always in retrospect, I can look backwards and see how his hand guided me in a particular situation, and how I am now using, learning from, or growing in better ways all because I dared to let him be the Master Potter and I became a mold-able lump of clay.

I like being in the Potter’s hands. 
He reveals his plans to us through what we are naturally drawn to.

-Some can teach
-Others have administrative abilities.
-Master craftsmen and women abound
-Others love to serve and offer their hands in good and meaningful work

I love to write and encourage mankind.  I just learned a new phrase to describe what I do best:  “I give thirsty people a drink of water.”

I love that.

What are you inclinations?
What makes your heart beat faster?
What might the Potter be saying to you?

Now watch this ... Potter's Hand by Hillsong

May I pray for you?  
God in heaven:
I know you are the one who molds and forms and orders my life.  I want to trust you with more of my life and my destiny.   Will you  become the full-time Potter in my life, molding and shaping me for good things that you have in mind for me?

Thank you God.

P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Tim

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Internet Church - First Post

Welcome to Internet Church, where you can access us any time you want a positive, Biblically based word for your life.  You can even visit here in your PJ's.

We go live this coming Sunday, February 24, 2013, and will post weekly.  All are welcomed, regardless of age, gender, nationality, or whatever level your belief in God may be at this particular moment.   We want to offer you a connection with the God who loves you more than you could ever imagine.  

Each weekly meditative thought will take less than three minutes to read, and then be followed with a video or audio clip.  

If you have a friend who has become disillusioned with traditional church, yet they still want some kind of a connection with God, invite them to this site. 

Pass it along.

Internet Church Blog

Peace to you.

P Michael Biggs
Up-Words Web Site
Offering Hope
Encouragement Inspiration
One Word at a Time