“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7

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TODAY’S WORD…

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We now have this light shining in our hearts,

but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure.

This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

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– 2 Corinthians 4:7

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REFLECTION…

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If I think that I am somebody,

and that it is all due to me and to my determination and ambition,

then perhaps I should better think again.

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If I do not have God in me, than I am nothing.

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The Bible narrates that God made Adam out of a lump of clay

…and then blew His Spirit into him.

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When I remove God from my life,

I am rejecting His breath of life – the treasure that He gave me –

and substituting it with my own artificial means of existence.

This is when I turn myself into a mere lump of clay – with a definite “expiry date”!

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It is through grace

that we bear in our souls such a wonderful treasure – God Himself.

Our human dignity is, in fact, a gift from our Maker.

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However, just like earthenware pots we are very fragile,

and because it is a tough world that we live in, we will develop cracks.

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That is when we must go humbly and contritely before our Maker

and entrust ourselves to Him,

and He will lovingly welcome us and renew us.

He will mend our ailing spirit and give us life anew.

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PRAYER…

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Lord, lift me up and fill me with Your Spirit once again!

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