Monthly Archives: November 2012

The God of Dewdrops and Grass

“The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1)

I was talking on the phone to a prayer friend the other day about a ministry that we were both involved in. We were coming to the realization that this ministry that was birthed in strong spiritual roots, seems to be evolving into a secular activity . We were discussing how we could get back to the “grass roots”, when all of a sudden my friend, who can see glitter in all of God’s creation that no one else can see, saw a single dewdrop on a single blade of grass that outshone the rest. In the dewdrop there was an aura of a rainbow.

In actuality, what my friend saw was dewdrops and grass, but with her spiritual eyes she saw so much more! Even if it was only dewdrops and grass, isn’t that God’s handiwork also ? Look for His signature everywhere—even in dewdrops and grass! (Judy Whittaker)

God the Master Potter

“…….”You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)

The potter was working the clay and suddenly he threw it back on the bench. It was too hard and needed water, so he started all over again.  The final result was an elegant Japanese teacup which the potter put into the hot kiln for a few hours. When the teacup had been fired, one could see the image of the crown princess of Japan.

The Bible says that God is the Master potter . We, like the clay, become stubborn and resist when God is molding us to fit His design. We, like the clay, have hard hearts and  parched spirits due to a lack of obeying His Word. He may have to begin again and again to teach us the same lesson until we “get it”.When, like the Japanese image, we are held up to the light, others will be able to see the image of Jesus in us. So do not despair–the best is yet to come as long as we remain in the Potter’s hand……..    (Judy Whittaker)

God Loves You!

“I have loved you with an everlasting love…” (Jeremiah 31:3)

The way we perceive God reflects the way we worship Him. If we visualize Him as a hard taskmaster our worship will be cold and distant.If we picture Him as a loving God, then are worship will be reverential and meaningful.

Worship is so much more than just going to church and singing hymns. Worshp is a way of life; it is what we do for God on a daily basis. It is giving glory to God in everything we do. It is praising Him, loving others, and serving Him with our whole heart.

Circumstances in our life may affect the way we perceive God, such as our relationship with our own father, listening to a priest, minister or pastor, the books we have read, our personal experiences, or the stories we have been told since early childhood. These circumstances may be positive or negative.

We can change our negative perception of God by prayer, talking to Him, and reading the Bible. If one wants to identify with a Bible character, read the Psalms. The psalms are songs written mostly by David, but some are written by ordinary people trying to comprehend who God was so that they could trust Him.

Some of God’s attributes are discovered through His Word such as merciful, compassionate, forgiving, loving, steadfast, just, truthful, powerful, etc. In order to trust Him we need to know about him; the same way you would  need to know a friend before you give him the keys to your car.

When we feel God’s love we will have a better understanding of  His Son, Jesus Christ. All of a sudden life makes more sense when we know there is a promise of eternal life in heaven for all who believe in Him.
“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him will have everlasting life.” (Judy Whittaker)