Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Through the Cracks~ Day 16 {Make. It. Count.}


Hello.

My name is Stacy and I'm a cracked pot.

I'm a broken vessel.

No more hiding behind glue and pretty wrapping. I have finally canceled my membership at "Perfectionists are Us" and have officially joined the "Unadorned Clay Pots Club". Which by way, has turned out to be a perfect fit.

You see, I have defects, flaws, and cracks. And, I have a feeling, you do, too. And maybe like me, you have spent most of your time, energy and effort trying to "hold it all together".

Exhausting, isn't it?

Frustrating, right?

Impossible, yes?

And yet, we try. For some reason we are afraid to let go and to come undone.

So, we hold on. We apply more glue. We push this against that and we tighten our grip.

And then, life hits us again.

Trials.

Disappointments.

Mistakes.

Sorrows.

Betrayals.

Defeats.

We feel the stretch, we feel the pull, we feel our self coming unraveled.

And, we crack.

And, we break.

We become broken.


It is here,
in this place of brokenness,
that our imperfections, our hurts, our shortcomings, and our sorrows are lovingly scooped up by God.

It is here,
in this place of brokenness,
that we can be transformed from broken people into broken vessels fit for the Master's use.

It is here,
in this place of brokenness,
that Christ is able to shine out of us.


Candle light
{Photo Credit}

Through the cracks,
others see His forgiveness.

Through the cracks,
others see His mercy.

Through the cracks,
others see His redemption.

Through the cracks,
others see His love.


Through the cracks, others see God.


If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives.
2 Corinthians 4:7, The Message


It is in and through

our defects,

our flaws,

our suffering,

our humanness,

that others can see

His perfection,

His forgiveness,

His healing,

His divinity.


Hello.

My name is Stacy and I'm a cracked pot.

I'm a broken vessel.

You are, too?

Then shine, my friend!  Allow God to shine through your cracks and Make. It. Count.

We are just clay pots, Lord.  Smple earthen vessels.  And yet, you choose to use us to touch the world with your love, joy, and peace. Cracks, blemishes and all, Lord, we are Yours. Pour out Your Spirit  through us, today. Take the broken pieces of our life and use then for Your good Father. May our "cracks" be the very place where those around us see Your light shining the brightest.~♥









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1 comment:

  1. I'd love to join your club! God has shown me (just as recently as yesterday) that His power is made perfect in my weakness, in my brokenness. And now, in this stage of the game, I am finally able to see just how beautiful that is.

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