Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What does Treasures in Jars of Clay mean to Me?

Have you ever had one of those days where you are fine, but you feel that someone else is breaking in two with the weight of their world?

That is how I feel today. I don't know who you are or what you are going through, but I think God is just wanting some ladies out there to know just how much He loves you and how much He cares for you!
My heart went back today to the theme verse for this blog site: 2 Corinthians 4:7 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."

Sometimes circumstances in life take us through The Valley of Baca- The Valley of Adversity and Weeping, but God has promised to sustain you if you simply trust in Him. Sometimes that journey can be so overwhelming it seems to consume us.
  • Betrayal of a spouse

  • Financial hardships

  • Rebellious children

  • Family crises

  • Death of loved ones

  • Sickness and Disease

  • Abuse

  • Consequences of our own choices

  • Depression

These are all things that are hard to bear- and that is just the tip of the iceberg! But God wants you to know that He has hidden a treasure inside of you! If you have Jesus in your heart, oh my! What power and authority you have in Christ!!!

I encourage you today to stand strong! Stand firm in your trust of Christ! Give your situation completely to Him. Lay it at His feet. Simply trust in Him. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ~nothing.

He is sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding on your behalf - right now! He sees your loneliness, your fears, your every care and He is asking, imploring the Creator of Heaven and Earth to meet your every need and your every desire! Just look to Him! Trust Him!

Give Him your heart completely today. You have a treasure in your jar of clay. A treasure that is beyond anything your mind can comprehend!

You may be as verse 8 in 2 Corinthians says: "Hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed!!"

Stand on that verse and remind Satan of that verse out loud. Yell it if you have to! The all-surpassing power is from God and not from us! God is able to lift you up and set your feet on solid ground.

I feel a "preach" coming on! :) He is the "lifter up of your head". You don't have to hang your head in shame or disgrace. He is the lover of your soul. He has taken all shame to the cross with Him. So, my sister, hold your head up high, because the Redeemer of all mankind has anointed you and has called you by name and has placed His Resurrection power inside of you!!!!

Wow! I just pray that whoever needs this today is able to comprehend the love God has for you today. ~ Because Romans 8:35-39 says:

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

And that my friend is what "treasures in jars of clay" means. What a treasure!
I love you all!

p.s.: If you have a friend that needs to hear this today, please click on the little envelope below and forward this link to their email address.
Out of my Treasure Box:
Beauty for Ashes by Joyce Meyer
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie O'Martian


Anonymous said...

Wow, that is so good to know. God is speaking directly to me. Thank you so much!

Earthmommy said...

I believe He was speacking to me as well. Thank you!

Christina said...

Bravo. I found your blog on a link from Beloved Mamas blog and it's such an awesome blog you have. Thank you for this message.