Archive for August, 2009

Jar of Clay

Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2009 by mysearchforjesus

ChosenVessels

Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Mark 14:37-38

We have the Holy Spirit in our weak body, our jar of clay. I must learn to submit to the Spirit within me instead of my weak body. So I must fix my eyes on what is not seen instead of what is seen. Because what is seen is only temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4)

I believe one of the keys to focusing on the unseen is fasting and praying. When I do this I’m denying to upkeep my jar of clay and instead I’m feeding my spirit through the Word. I’m letting my jar of clay become weak so that the all-surpassing power of God inside me bleeds through. I feel like if I let my jar of clay remain strengthen then I’m concealing what the grace of God has done within me. And maybe the lost people around me won’t smell that aroma of Jesus within me and will never see past my outer jar of clay.

I feel like we live in a world where all the attention is paid towards our jar of clay, instead of what really matters, which is what is inside our jar of clay. This is a hard refocusing for me because the world and culture I grew up in has always taught me to tend to what is seen. But this is something I feel the Lord is showing me now, and will continue to unveil for me. Because like Jesus said “Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” So now I’m seeking deeper revelation to know what it is to live on every word that comes from the mouth of God instead of worrying so much about my weak body.