Cracked but not broken

So on Thursday night I had a dream which I can still remember clearly and its only today that I really understood it. I was emptying dishwasher as usual as no-one else in my house knows how too but anyway as I lifted a glass out of the dishwasher I noticed there was a crack in it. Now that does happen every now and again so I passed no remarks on it. So I proceeded to lift another glass and it was the same and I remember thinking that's strange so I lifted another and another and another and all the glasses had cracks in them. I remember thinking on Friday that was a strange dream.

​​​​After having a really good week I attended a wedding on Wednesday which actually took its toll on me over the next few days as I'm not good at being around people for any length of time and not taking my medication for a few days didn't help either but anyway on Friday I jus felt completely broken and the dream was going over and over in my head again during the night. It was only as I was thinking about the cracked glass today it came to me that that is us. We sometimes think when we are broken how can we be any use to God and how can God's light shine out of us. But God uses our brokenness to reach out to others. God loves cracked pots and no matter how broken we may feel all God asks is that we bring our brokenness to him and ask him to fill us with as much light that he will shine through every crack and warm every heart that is around us. 

We often forget that God loves cracked pots and he uses people who are broken. God is healer and can heal the cracks but often chooses healing as a process because if we never felt wounded or broken God could not use us as much to reach out to others who are broken.

So the next time you feel wounded or broken just remember that God loves a cracked jar and that God has a plan and a purpose for your brokenness. Just ask God to fill you with his light that he can shine out through those cracks in your life so others can Jesus through you. 

2 Corinthians 4:7

"We now have the this light shining in our hearts, 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."

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John Knox @watchmanjohn ·

That read was extremely good - excellent baseline truth

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One of my all time favourite scripture verses
You are a wise wise woman . I will teach them to use the dishwasher if you need me to !

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Beth M @blest ·

Good blog

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Les Braswell @doneuntotheleast ·

True and good blog.

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Steve Hurt @steveh ·

Really good blog.

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K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

You know... the light within a vessel can't be seen unless there is some sort of opening and/or it is transparent. Oh how beautiful those "cracks" become when God's light shines through them!

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D Kelley @lineman ·

WOW, loved this blog! I have been thinking along this line for several days now and want to blog on it myself, if I can ever figure out how :grin: . (So much has changed since I was here on a regular basis.).

Those cracks in us have been caused by the enemy of God, yet God uses them to show others His light & His love. But only if we ask Jesus to keep us close to Him, the Source of Light.

Blessings!

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