Tuesday, February 23, 2010

keeping in touch...

Hi Everyone!
This weekends message at church was a wonderful illustration by Mike & Pam Rozell (Potter's Field Ministry) of the Potter and the clay. Yesterday I was able to play the dvd of the presentation and enjoy it.  I watched as Mike created a beautiful vase, it really was increadibly good looking. But then he chopped off a piece of it, began to stretch it out (at this point I'm about to yell at him, "what are you doing? stop!), he poured more water, pressed it hard and Voula, a bowl was created. Mike said, "You thought that the vase was the final product, but I knew all along that this ball of clay was going to be a bowl." Wow, have those words been running laps in my mind. So many times we think we know what God has for us or what He requires of us yet we really have no idea. Isaiah 55 reminds us that our thoughts are not His thoughts and that His ways are higher than ours. God, you are my Potter and I am your clay. I give total control over to you. Be the Lord of EVERY area of my life. Mold me to be the woman you created me to be.

So what does this all have to do with keeping in touch?

That past few weeks have been like treading on foreign ground. My accountability and prayer partner moved to another state, struggling with loneliness, control and little things here and there, serving in a new ministry- needless to say I have been casting A LOT of cares on the Lord. Yet in this place, where I as the clay am being crushed, stretched, pressed down and molded, have found myself surrounded by some pretty amazing people, who like myself are surrendering to the Potter's hands.

"Keep in Touch" has never sounded so comforting to me as it does today. God is definitely bringing about a revival in the youth and young adults in my church. I just got off the phone with five amazing people. We conference called eachother to pray. This is the third night that we pray together and the second night that we pray together via phone conference and it has been awesome. We all set apart today as a day of fasting, seeking His Word and hearing from Him. What great joy it was for me to hear my phone blowing up from all the verses that these amazing people were texting me. The accountability is so perfect. God's timing is perfect. After prayer, two people mentioned how they felt a connection, a bond throughout the day. And it's so true, I felt the prayers, the common bond, the unity. It was a wake up call that was shouting out, "You are not ALONE! I have placed people like-minded who are just as passionate for me as you are in your path." So yes, I am keeping in touch, not only with God but with my fellow clay pots.

The fellowship is sweet and I pray that this post would encourage you. God will supply your every need as He molds you into all you were created to be. God Bless YOU!

For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:3, 14-17

(this is the six of us tonight on our phones praying)

3 comments:

Bianca said...

Love it! Hang in there, Raquel :D

I'm going to call you from work tomorrow!

Stopher said...

Acts 18:9-10

9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 10For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city."

God will always provide....even if they are just stale chips...

cris (cristal) said...

im in shock of how beautiful this can be we need more of this here in san diego (: i was so touched by the song on your player by kari jobe very greart worship song. ive been asking God many things but i know that he has its time this is just speaking out to me. God bless you.

-cris

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