• Picture Scripture - Vessel

    Picture Scripture – Vessel 2.1

    Monday Picture Scripture: Vessel (the Creator/Potter) Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-6; Psalm 119:73; Psalm 139:13-18 Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:       Take a minute to meditate on a potter sitting with his clay at his wheel getting ready to create a new vessel. This master potter is full of knowledge and experience. Likewise, our Creator is all knowing and good. He designs with purpose and intention. His amazing specialty is His unique touch that He joyfully places on each and every living being.   Who are three people in your life that you admire due to their uniqueness? Explain.        …

  • Picture Scripture - Vessel

    Picture Scripture – Vessel 2.2

    Tuesday Picture: Vessel (the moldable clay) Scripture: Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7,18-25; Isaiah 45:9-10; Romans 9:20-21 Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:         In your mind’s eye, see a potter easily bending his working project into the vessel of his choosing. The moldable clay submits contentedly to the potter’s hands. In our life, we can sometimes become dissatisfied with who we are or how things are going (or not going). Are there circumstances in your life that you wish were different? Explain.          Are you discontent with how you are made…physically, mentally, or emotionally? Spend today confessing these things to…

  • Picture Scripture - Vessel

    Picture Scripture – Vessel 2.3

    Wednesday Picture: Vessel (cleansing and repairing) Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:20-22; Titus 3:3-7; Jeremiah 2:13; Psalm 34:18; Psalm 147:3   Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:         Take a minute to think about a dusty vase being thoroughly washed underneath a flowing faucet. Now, think of a broken vase being gently and precisely glued back together. These two pictures represent: 1. confessing our sin and receiving the cleansing act of forgiveness from the Lord, and 2. allowing the Lord to repair our broken hearts from these sins or from harsh life circumstances.   Is there currently anything you need to confess in…

  • Picture Scripture - Vessel

    Picture Scripture – Vessel 2.4

    Thursday Picture: Vessel (pouring in) Scripture: John 2:1-10; Romans 5:5; Ephesians 3:19-20; Psalm 119:11, 57 Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:       Close your eyes and visualize someone pouring clean water into a crystal vase. This picture represents the miraculous gift of the Holy Spirit (as well as God’s word) being poured into our hearts. His Word and Spirit create beauty within us, which creates newness of life every day. Can you give an example of a specific circumstance in which you know you felt God’s Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, or self-control pour into you? Explain.…

  • Picture Scripture - Vessel

    Picture Scripture – Vessel 2.5

    Friday Picture: Vessel (pouring out) Scripture: 1 Kings 17:7-16; 2 Corinthians 4:7; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Philippians 2:16-18 Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you: Meditate on the act of someone pouring refreshing purified water from a pitcher into several different drinking glasses. This idea illustrates God’s beautiful work being manifested through us towards others. As a Christian (like Paul in the above verses), we have a continual life-long privilege of filling up and then pouring out. What are differing factors that might keep you from being a life-giving vessels to others?         In what way is God using you to be His…