Morning Moments

with Sandra Bivens Smith

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But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. (2 Corinthians 4:7)

Two cups of coffee on the table in the garden

Let’s not kid ourselves.  There is nothing good in us other than what we receive from the Lord.  We are simply clay pots –

•breakable  •disposable  •replaceable

But, when the Lord fills us up with the treasure of His word, with the joy of our salvation, and the beauty of His love, we become a precious thing.  We become valuable and cherished.

Clay pots that God has filled with treasure.

  • A light in the darkness.
    • The glory of Christ.
      • A worthy vessel of the Holy Spirit.

How lovely is that?



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And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)

Words of grace.  Words of anti-discouragement.  Words that defeat Satan’s lies.

Two cups of coffee on the table in the gardenThoughts of defeat, fear of failure, a sense of unworthiness. These are the the lies that the enemy whispers into your ear. Don’t listen.  When the devil comes at you with his lies, remember-

God is not slack – He fulfills all His promises.

God is persistent – He is not willing that any should perish.

God is good – All His works are good.

God is not a quitter – He is long-suffering in His love for His children.

From the moment you committed your life to Jesus, the Lord began His good work in you.  You can be sure that until the end of your days on this earth, He will continue to do and to perfect all that is in you, for it is all to His glory.



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