Monday, March 7, 2011

Breaking Free (once and for all!)

Breaking Free with Beth Moore
The Potter and the Clay
Week 7


Rightly responding to the Word of God is our ticket on the freedom train.

God desires to change us from the inside out – renewing our minds, starving our self-destructive tendencies, and teaching us to form new habits. These results come only to those who learn to walk all over again, this time with their Deliverer.


Isaiah 29:16
You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be considered of no more account than the clay? Shall the thing that is made say of its maker, He did not make me; or the thing that is formed it, He has no understanding?


In essence, God was saying, “you’ve got things turned around. Let’s get this straight: Me, God. You, human. Me, Creator. You, creature. Me, Potter. You, clay. You obey…not for My good but for yours.”

A rebellious child of God:

1. doesn’t act like a child of God
2. isn’t willing to listen to the Lord’s instruction
3. prefers pleasant illusions over truth
4. relies on oppression.

Sometimes we’re unwilling to listen to God because we’re resistant to being corrected, redirected, or challenged to change. That’s rebellion.

We were created to attach and depend so that we would migrate toward God and find safety. To entice us, Satan offers us alternate attachments masquerading as fulfillments to our inner needs. Any attachment other than God is a fraud. Please understand that the word attachment in this context differs from healthy relationships with things or people. The key word is reliance. Wrong attachment means growing dependent on something other than God.

Any place we have to hide is not safe!


Did you click the part that says Me, Potter. You, clay? I love the part in the song where Caedmon's Call says "Lord, when you listen for the song of my life, let it be, a song so sweet, let it be."

Music changes my mood immediately. There is bad music. There is good music. But there is better music. Any song that Glorifies my God, is BETTER music!

2 comments:

  1. I love the verses of the potter...Oh if we would just allow the potter to refine us..not taking things back into our own hands!

    My hope and prayer is just that, allow Him to sculpt me! I pray you have a super week! And yes, music can turn a mood from dark to BRIGHT! We seek to only listen to things that glorify our Lord, keeps us on track;)
    Hugs~
    Laura

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  2. Excellent post! Still struggling with this!

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