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Know Christ, Know Salvation!
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A Mother's love has the ability to FORGIVE even the most difficult child.
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Life After High School
By Peterson Eugene (Author)

Taken from The Message , the Bible promises in this book give graduates advice, encouragement and direction in language that we use today.

So you made it this far. You've finished this phase of your life and all that came with it?good and bad. Now you're moving on to everything that's left to come. Graduation is an end...but also a beginning. Will it get better, or just tougher? What's next?

The Bible is full of promises to help us get the most out of times like these?and out of life. Like Jesus himself said, "I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of."

Taken from The Message®, the promises in this book can give you advice, encouragement, and direction in language that we use today. You'll find more than just a good word. You'll find real life and fuel for whatever's next.
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From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes WAR ROOM, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.
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Put on your full Armor of God!
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Our circumstances are not an accurate reflection of God's goodness. Whether life is good or bad, God's goodness, rooted in His character, is the same.
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And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hands of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. -Jeremiah 18:4

In my line of work I deal with stained glass windows at times. Most of us never look at the way they are made or how they line up with our lives. Most church’s have stained glass windows and we sit and admire the beauty, never thinking about the process of using broken pieces to create such a work of art.

The process of  a stained glass window starts with taking shards of broken glass and shaping them to fit like pieces of a puzzle. The pieces of glass laying there without shape or form may look like just a pile of broken glass, but to the artist it’s the start of a beautiful work of art, something that will have meaning and be admired by many, and that is how God sees us, as a thing of beauty waiting to take form for the whole world to see and admire His handy work.

When God spoke to Jeremiah He told him to arise and go down to the potter’s house and there He would announce His words to him. When Jeremiah arrived at the potter’s house he saw the potter making something on the wheel. The vessel that was being made of clay was spoiled or another way of saying this, is that it was broken, or not right, messed up like our lives have been at times, so the potter remade it into another vessel and it pleased the potter. Then the word of God came to Jeremiah saying, “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as the potter does?” declares the LORD. “Behold like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand”.

No matter how broken our lives may seem or what we may have done in our pass, God can and will fix it, He is our potter and just as the potter takes what is not right and reforms it, God will do the same with us. God uses broken pieces to create things of beauty, He shapes us and molds our lives to fit His will if we allow it, God said “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as the potter does?” God was saying  you may be broken at this time, but if you will surrender to Me, I can shape you and make you into a thing of beauty.

Some of our lives consist of broken family’s, broken relationships, and a broken pass. My life consist of all of the above. I never could have imagined that God could shape me into anything other than the mess that I was. Depression had taken over my life for so many years, anger and hate was my best friend, my life was like the start of a stained glass window, a pile of shard glass.

As a young boy I was abused by my father. He had a very serious problem with alcoholism and I was on the receiving end of his anger. My grandmother and grandfather raised me and tried to shelter me from his drunken rage, but living next door made things hard for them. When my father would come home drunk my grandfather would take me and head into the wooded area near our home until my father was passed out. After the death of my grandfather in 1973 it felt as if my life was over. The person who I knew as a dad, my protector, my world, was now gone, and the abuse became much worse.

Over the years my fathers abuse grew stronger and as a teenager he even tried to take my life several times. The rage from my father became a part of me, I was getting into fights and taking out my rage on others the way my father vented his onto me. I became broken and the older I became the more broken I became, my life was a mess and I hated my life, I hated the world, and I was ticked at God for my childhood.

Then a master artist by the name of Jesus, took those broken pieces and started shaping them, He took all the broken pieces of my past and started bringing them together to form that in which He wanted me to become. Just like the starting process of the stained glass window, I had to be broken. The broken process is a painful process  but also a necessary process, The brokenness allows the master artist to rearrange or discard the pieces of our lives that don’t fit into His work of art. The pride, the self center-ness, the anger, the hate, was some of the things that have to be discarded in reshaping of our lives.

When an artist paints a picture or creates a stained glass window, It is created in a way that tells a story. The brokenness of our past is the same with God our master artist, He takes those broken pieces of our past and places them together in a way that tells our story. A master artist can create something out of nothing, they have a vision that no one else can see, and God has a vision and a plan for our lives that only He can see.

Taken from "Broken Pieces -In The Hands Of Our Master Artist" by French Miller
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