We have this treasure from God, but we are like clay jars that hold the treasure. This shows that the great power is from God, not from us. We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9
This was the scripture that we ended with at Bible study last night.
How awesome is it to know that as Christians we have the gift of the Holy Spirit in us, I wonder if we really access that power that we are able to draw on as we could. I mean, if we earnestly seek God's will in our lives, there is nothing that he can't do.
I think it is easy for us to forget that when God tells us something he means it.
Maybe that is because all around us we see imperfection, and it is hard for us to grasp perfection. But it's there, if we just believe.
Several weeks ago we started something new called Hope, to begin with we wrote down some names of people who we want to be in heaven with us. Then we said we would pray for those people.
That's all just pray for them.
So, this past weekend someone who was on my list, came to church.
I know that's not huge, they've been to church before.
But it's a step, and every journey begins with a step, right?
So, like the book says,
Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything.