Today our Moms In Prayer group will be prayer-walking around our middle and high schools. I am hosting my weekly Bible study this morning, so I am not able to attend. But I did pray for our high school’s staff and students. I am so thankful that God is Omnipresent. He is with my kids throughout their days. He is present in every classroom, hallway, cafeteria, outside on the playground or football field. His angels stand guard watching over the entire school. Take some time today to pray for your child’s teachers. I have each one written down and pray for them often. Pray for their friends and classmates. Pray over what is allowed to be taught in the schools. And pray for protection over each student and staff member.
Last week in our Mom’s in Prayer group I learned of a unique Japanese tradition called Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi which is the process of taking broken pottery and repairing it using powered gold, silver, or platinum. I find this so interesting that instead of throwing out something that was once treasured, but is now considered useless, they take great care to repair the broken piece and end up with something that is far more valuable.
So often we feel The Lord leading us to do something, speak to someone about Christ, teach a Bible study, or maybe write a book. But we hesitate thinking we can’t possibly be used by God because of the laundry list of sins we have in our lives. We feel broken by sin and unusable. How could God use a mess like us? Thankfully He does not see us that way. He sees what could be with the proper mending of Christ’s blood covering our sins.
Oh sweet friend, you are not too far gone for God to use you. He is excellent at repairing our broken lives. Lean into Him and allow His transforming power to mold you into a new creation, fit for anything He calls you to do.
Romans 12:2 says “let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Unfortunately, after my Mom’s in Prayer meeting, I woke up the next morning to a mess in my garden. Either the wind or a squirrel broke one of my pots. I was not able to mend it properly, so it will most likely be thrown out.
Father, I praise You for being able to provide for us everything we need throughout our lives. Whether it is a physical need (health, safety, financially, nourishment), or spiritually (becoming more like Christ in holiness), You will always provide for us. I pray that my children will be very aware of Your presence working in their lives. May they know that it is You who are working in them, providing for them, and guiding their lives. May they become more like Christ in their words and thoughts. I pray they will abound in every good work, giving You the glory for all they accomplish.
Our Father is more than able to meet every need that we have. His resources are endless. Today let’s praise Him for being fully ABLE. His knowledge of our circumstances far exceeds our limited perspective. Trust in Him for His timing and ways.