Chapter-a-Day 2 Corinthians 4

To_do_listIf you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. 2 Corinthians 4:7 (TM)

Let’s face it, our daily lives aren’t that exciting. We watch the lives of celebrities, we read about the ups and downs of superstars, we watch the drama of "reality" television, and our lives pale in comparison. Few of us have lives which would make good fodder for reality television. They’re just not that exciting. They’re "unadorned clay pots."

And yet, our ordinary, clay pot lives are a vessel in which we carry a priceless treasure. Our simply, daily existence is to carry within it the brightness of Jesus’ message. It might take others a bit to see it. We might have to build a relationship with them so that they have opportunity to see what’s inside of us. That’s all part of the plan.

God’s Message is not about bling. It’s quiet truth that pervades the most mundane items on our to-do list.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day 2 Corinthians 4”

  1. 1-2Since God has so generously let us in on what he is doing, we’re not about to throw up our hands and walk off the job just because we run into occasional hard times. We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.
    God is speaking directly to me this morning. This summarizes the past year of ministry for Becky and I. Last night was our final “Pizza and God Talk” for the sr high kids. We have a couple more events this summer, but we are taking August off for our family. We need to re-energize. We have dealt with a lot during our first year. Drinking, drugs, sex, pregnancy, date-rape, chronic lying….the list could go on. There have been days when we wonder why God has placed us in these kids’ lives. Yet, in the end we will go on…speaking truth and being an authentic example of marriage, parenting and showing God’s love.

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