12. Accept The Lump Of Clay And Start Building

“And He directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.”
~ Matthew 14:19-21

When Jesus accepted the five loaves that was available, and lifted up His eyes to heaven and gave thanks, something else took over. He ignored the imperfection of the resources available to Him, and used five loaves and two fish to feed a crowd of more than five thousand. When you accept what you have and are grateful, something else takes over.

God usually gives you a lump of clay to build with. Though it may look undesirable, though it is filled with imperfections, accept it, be grateful for it, breathe life into it, speak to it, change her name, change his name. When I met my wife, her name was Chinelo, which means “God thinks of me; He has my best interests at heart.” But I knew she will be a mother of nations. And by the Spirit I renamed her Sharon. Today, in spite of herself, she is a mother of nations.

“And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed are thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but by my Father which is in heaven. And I say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gate of hell shall not prevail against it.”
~ Matthew 16:17-18

By revelation, Jesus renamed Simon son of Jonah and called him “Peter” which means “rock”. When you want to marry and you meet the guy – your lump of clay –  say to him, “Thou art the rock. On this rock I’ll build my family, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” You say to yourself, “I don’t care what is in this lump, but I’m taking this lump and I will build my life with this lump.”

If you are a guy, when you meet the sister, you tell her, “My sister, on this rock, on this jewel, on this treasure, I will build my family and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” You take the lump, and begin to build with it. Build it with your words, build it with the Spirit, build it with wisdom, build it with faith. And in time you will see everything that you ever saw in your spirit come out of the lump of clay.

“The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”
~Genesis 2:7

If you can come out of lump of clay, anybody can come out of the lump of clay. So accept your lump of clay and start building.

Memory Verse:
Matthew 14:19-21

“And He directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.”

Prayer
Heavenly Father, I thank You for my lump of clay. I choose to stay with it and build with it, in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

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