The Flourish Conference
Celebrating 30 Years of March Retreat, Devotional #17
We hope by now you have received your 30-Day Devotional Guide created by your Flourish Committee. If you haven't, we may not have a correct address for you. You can find a printable pdf version of the Devotional on our website www.theflourishconference.org or at www.cggcwomen.org. Over the next several months, we will be posting each devotional on our blog as well, helping us to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Today's blog post commemorates the seventeenth year of the March Retreat.
#17 2008 Speakers: Carol Kent; Bonnie Keen Musician: Frances Drost A New You: Transformed by the Master
The Lord says “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?
Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.”
As women, often we are harder on ourselves than others are on us. I know that when I make mistakes in life, I often feel guilty. However, God doesn’t want us to remain that way. He sent His son to die on the cross so that all of our sins are forgiven. It’s hard to believe how easily God gives us forgiveness when we are so unwilling to forgive ourselves. However, we must humble ourselves and ask His forgiveness and move forward learning from those mistakes.
Through His grace and love, He will transform our lives into something new. In fact, in Jeremiah 18:6, the Lord says, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does? Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.” Think about that for a moment. He can take all of our mistakes and use them for his glory, turning them into something wonderful.
When we repent of our sins and try to not repeat them, God can mold us into something that can help grow His kingdom and strengthen our relationship with Him at the same time. Don’t let another day pass without asking Him for His forgiveness. There is nothing that you have done in your past that He won’t forgive you for.
Dear God, I want to thank you for your forgiveness of my sins. Please help me to remember to share your good news with others. Amen.
Author: Jennifer Rodriguez