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FEB 8, 2020

Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 12: 8-10            

Memory Verse:The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psalm 34:18 (NKJV)

A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For two full years, this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you; for these past two years I am able to deliver only half of my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master’s house. Because of my flaws, you don’t get full value for your efforts”. The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion, he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.”  As they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it somewhat.  But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again it apologized to the bearer for its failure.

The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you’ve watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. Without you being the way, you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.”

Moral Lesson:

1. Each of us has our own unique flaws.  We’re all cracked pots.  In this world, nothing goes to waste.  You may think like the cracked pot, that you are inefficient or useless in certain areas of your life, but somehow, these flaws can turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

2. You don’t have to be perfect before God can use you. He is willing to accept you just the way you are. In life, perfect conditions hardly exist anywhere.

3. God is looking for cracked pot whom He can pour Himself into and they will not only be useful to themselves but to others in their journey in life.

Quote: Come the way you are to the saving hands of the Almighty

Prophetic Decree: Your head shall be exalted like the horn of the unicorn.

Prayer Focus

1. Thank you Lord for your great grace and banner over me, in Jesus name.

2. O Lord, use me, mend me and mould me to who you want me to be, in the name of Jesus.

3. I receive grace to come boldly to the throne of grace, in Jesus name.

4. Henceforth, I shall begin to see strength even in my weaknesses, in Jesus name.

5. Power of God, move unhindered in my life, in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Exodus 28-29

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