Monday, June 4, 2012

This old pot

     Yes it is true a miracle has happened. I won the Happy Baker award at VBS.  It is hard to believe that I was in charge of the kitchen for VBS last week.  We fed lunch to around 80 teachers 4 days last week. The kitchen staff presented me with a hand crafted trophy for my baked goods. ( There was no food poisoning reported)If you know me you know I am not a person who likes to cook.(Just ask my family) I would much rather clean the kitchen then make a meal. It seems strange to me that I ended up in the kitchen for VBS. My spiritual gift is teaching so there is no way I should be preparing food for everyone. I was pushed out of my comfort zone to try something new and you know what I kind of liked it.
     For the past six months God has been really  pushing and molding me in all different ways. He has been asking me to look past the things that come easy to me and do the things that only he can do through me.These past few months God has cut my activities way back. I am not good at setting back and being idle.I am always teasing about Tim and I being the tortoise and the hare. He moves slow and thoughtful and I am running in circles and not paying attention to anything. Because of this lack of activity I have been pushed to spend more time in study.  He has asked me to build deeper relationships with people. This one is very hard.( I am a terrible girlfriend) There is a saying ,"to have a friend you have to be a friend.". This has opened my eyes to what true friendship really is.The big thing he has asked of me is to trust him with my future.  I have to admit I am still working on this one. I am a person that always has a plan and we are going to stick to it. I am now learning that God has the plan and it can change at any minute. Each step I take is a step of faith following the path he has planned not the one I have charted for myself.
     I wonder if any of you are like me? Is God pushing and molding you into something you never thought you would be? Are you seeing his fingerprints in everything you do? Is there any place in your life where you have stepped out of your comfort zone because God asked you to? If you don't have any of this going on in your life you may want to ask what God sized (kitchen) projects He has for you.

But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands: so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
Then the word of the Lord came to me He said, "Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?" declares the Lord. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.
Jeremiah 18:4-6

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