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Dec 22 Devotion: In God’s Mighty Hands!

IN GOD’S MIGHTY HANDS!

Jeremiah 18:1-6 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,

[2] Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.

[3] Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.

[4] And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

[5] Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

[6] O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

It does not matter what treasure we have, if it’s not in the right hands its value may never be realized. Take an ordinary basketball and put it in the hand of an ordinary man and it’s just a game to play, but take that same basketball and place it in the hand of a world class athlete and basketball player and it’s worth millions. A paintbrush in an ordinary hand would be just another art tool, but place it in the hand of Michel Angelo and it becomes a masterpiece. A few fish and some bread is just another meal in our hands, but when placed in the hands of Jesus, it becomes a feast for thousands with baskets left over. A few stones in the hands of an ordinary man are but a nuisance in his field but when placed in the hand of a shepherd boy (David), it becomes a mighty weapon to destroy a giant no one could kill. A staff in the hand of an ordinary man becomes just a prop to hold himself up, but when placed in the hands of the servant of God (Moses) it can hold back and part the Red Sea. Dirt in the hands of you and I would be but simple old dirt, but when placed in the hands of Jesus it is used to bring sight to a blind man. Place a nail in our hands and it might help hold something up or together, but driven into the hands of Jesus it becomes salvation for the world. Bless HIS Name!!!

What gifts, what tools, what talents, what ordinary things has the Lord given to you? Friend, I exhort you today to place them in the Hands of Jesus and watch HIM change the world! Clay finds its glory in the hands of the Potter, not in sitting upon the wheel. God’s purpose for us is realized when we acknowledge the power HE has to take that which has been broken, battered, and torn and yield forth praise fit only for a king. When placed in HIS hands, the feeble are strong, the fearful become valiant, the broken are made whole, the ruins are rebuilt, the forsaken are embraced, the wounded are healed, the marred are restored, the lost are found, the lame walk, the blind see, the defeated find victory, the confused know peace, the lowly is exalted, the rebel is redeemed, and the sinner is clothed and robed in the righteousness of God! The only hindrance the Lord will ever have in our life is our unyielding heart to put ourselves in HIS Hands. The ordinary becomes extraordinary when it yields itself in the Hands of God. My Christian Friend, you are a powerful instrument when you are yielded to the Hands of God! Today, would you give all of yourself, all that you are, every talent, every ability…ALL OF YOUR BEING….and place it all IN GOD’S MIGHTY HANDS???

Bro. Lawrence Longworth

Isaiah 61:1 “the opening of the prison to them that are bound;”

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