Today everybody seems to be going on with their busy lives and neglect worshiping God. We think we are self-sufficient, have everything we need in life, and have all the comforts of life. We go ‘full speed ahead’ until something happens which bring us to a dead stop. Then we begin to question “Why?” We wonder, Why did this happen to me? It takes those unexpected trials that bring us closer to God. Now we are forced to slow down and look to the Father. Sometimes God allows those trials and tribulations in our lives to humble us, and show us how much we truly need him. Sometimes God allows people to go through things in their lives which molds us into his perfect image. Sometimes these things come into our lives, because he wants us to seek him for comfort; and when he does give us comfort, we have a tendency to worship him the more.
The more trials that have come my way, the more humble I become. I realize that I am nothing without God. I am merely a servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ. God expects his people to come to him in humility and with praise. If we are lifted up in pride, we cannot lift up the Lord the way he deserves. We are concerned more for our own selfish things, instead of honoring and worshiping God.
I am convinced that the Lord is working mightily in these days to sanctify his church. He is getting his church ready to be with him. The Bible tells us that he will return and call his children home to be with him. I know that we all should be molded into the image of God and separated from the world. In Jeremiah Chapter 18 we read the story about the Potter and how he wanted to mold a vessel unto honor and not dishonor. Jeremiah 18:4 says, “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.” When these trials come into our lives, God could be molding us unto a vessel of honor. Allow God to work in your lives; pray God will mold you into his image.
Genesis 1:27- So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Revelation 3:17- Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
2 Timothy 2:21- If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
Hebrews 1:3- Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:
Jeremiah 18:4- 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.
Romans 9:21- Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Isaiah 64:8- But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.