It has been an interesting week. With being home at the moment, I have more time to pursue my faith in God than ever before, and I don’t want to waste it. I have been reading through Matthew. I love the scripture where God calls us not to worry about anything but rather to seek Him first and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.
So, I have been living a life with no worry, and have been living in peace. Instead of a new years resolution, I asked God for more revelation in my life. Still, the more I seek God, the more I see the things in me that I need healing and forgiveness for; struggles over bitterness, resentment, jealousy, disappointment, and envy. It has been very eye opening, the condition of my heart.
As God has been revealing my heart to me, my constant prayer has become like David’s prayer. Psalm 51:10, Lord “Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you.”
It all made sense yesterday when I read in Matthew 21:42-44. I have heard it so many times that God is our cornerstone, our firm foundation. I believe He is the Rock on which we stand and our faith is built, yet…
“Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures:
" 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes’?
‘Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you
and given to a people who will produce its fruit.
Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces;
anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.’” Matt 21:42-44 NIV (emphasis mine)
When I fall on Jesus, draw closer to him, the more I feel like I’m in pieces. I see the things in my heart that need him more than ever. I see the pieces that are broken, but I also see that He is the One who can redeem, can build new, and can build a stronger version of me than if I had been left to my own devices. He is the cornerstone, on which I want my life built. I believe, and I may be wrong, but the reason Jesus said this was because of the hardened state of the religious leaders. If we think we have it altogether, then we do not have a need for the Saviour. However, when we recognize our brokenness and our need for him, then He becomes our cornerstone on which our faith is built. Psalm 34:18 says, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (NIV)
In Isaiah 64:8 it says, “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
My prayer for you is that you will draw closer to God this week and fall on Jesus. Though life may feel like it is in pieces, it is in His very capable hands. I don’t know about you, but I want Jesus to be my cornerstone, and I want him to pick up my pieces. I want him to build me. Let him be the Potter and us the clay.