Pottery or plastic

…………., but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure.

This makes it clear that our great power is from God

, not from ourselves… 2 Corinthians 4:7

…………..I am in trouble – help

What do you have in the house?

…………….nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil” she replied…..

…….”borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbours.

Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you.

Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled”

So she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled one after another.

Soon every container was full to the brim!

“Bring me another jar,’ she said to one of her sons.

“There aren’t any more!” he told her. And then the olive oil stopped flowing.  2 Kings 4:1-7

Modern human society has become master of self self-sufficiency and production of products with scientific intracity.

We make plastic stuff in every imaginable colour, style, form and use….

We figure it out. We make it. We fix it. We buy it. We , we, we

And at some stage you get to the point where something is unfixable by human means

Children die and it cannot be reversed by any human

Why not?

Or maybe that would be the fragile clay jar? Once it hits the floor and shatters into pieces it is impossible to put it back together again, as it were, able to not leak a drop of oil.

Then we realise we are but mere fools searching an foreign land for wisdom whispering in the wind

When Elisha told the lady to get jars – he did not say get 1 or 3 or 8. He said as many as you can. How often do we put a limit on the amount God would like to bless us with?

And we think we have nothing left – but then He use the little of what we do have and multiply it beyond our expectation.

I seem to wonder if the lady really would have fully depended upon God if she was not in such dire need? Then I suppose one could argue the fact if is was or was not an miracle.

We all face adversity and we all try to fix it ourselves and prevent it and avoid it. We would all love to control most of what happens in our lives. Though it just does not work that way.

What I did come to realise once more is that when you sit very still at the feet of Jesus and keep quite and seek His presence, He takes control of the uncontrollable.

He protect that fragile clay jar. He fills the jar to the brim. His blessings is beyond anything we could imagine and we must not limit it. We must love without limits. Trust without limits. Forgive without limits. Believe without limits. Hope without limits.

He wants to bless you. He has great plans for you. Sit still and listen and seek His will.

“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens……. James 1:17

May God Bless you and keep you and may you accept His blessings

With love

Lilies and Lace


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