January 23, 2019 
Good Morning Trinity,

I hope and pray you’re week has been so blessed and God filled that you just have to tell someone about it. Don’t keep to yourself what God is doing in your life. Read this scripture and devotion, then go out and proclaim what the Lord has done in your life. Someone, and God knows who it is, needs to hear what Jesus has done for you.

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

Do you remember how you felt the day you accepted Christ as your Savior. It may have been many years ago but most people still remember the feeling of that day. Something happened inside, something that many of us can’t describe but yet we know there was a change. The change as it was made us different individuals. We looked at this world with new eyes and a new consciousness. I didn’t say that you or I completely understood what was happening to us, but we knew that there was a change going on inside us. I hope you’re pausing right now and thinking back to that special day that the Lord set aside for you. That’s how precious you are to Him.

Paul in verse 7 referred to us as earthen vessels. You can call it whatever you want, an earthen vessel, or a clay pot, maybe a ceramic statue, it really doesn’t matter. The idea though is to realize just how fragile we are as human beings. I remember our youngest son at 2 years old launching a ceramic statue of ours across the living room and it broke into more pieces than we could put back together. What made that statue so fragile was the emptiness inside the statue. There was nothing there to absorb the shock of being thrown across the room. Our lives are a lot like that ceramic statue and things can happen to us that are completely out of our control leaving us just like that statue.

Understand that what God has given us inside is a treasure. What He has given us will not keep us from going through trials and tribulations. But what He has given us is something that can give us strength to endure what life throws at us. What He gives us will help us absorb the shock of this life. We may be pressed from either side but we will not be crushed. What God gives us will bring us through to the other side.

God Bless,
Pastor Dave