Many years ago, there was a movie that I loved to watch, but it made me incredibly sad. Ghost, which starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, and Whoopi Goldberg, was such a tear-jerker, and if it came on tv right now, I’d watch it, and cry again. Whoopi, or Oda Mae Brown, as she was known in the film, was a Medium who worked with Patrick as he warned his wife, Demi, of unforeseen danger. There were many scenes throughout the movie that I loved, especially the one involving the sliding of a penny on the door. If you haven’t seen it, you’d have to watch it to know what I’m referencing. However, my most beloved scene was when Patrick sat behind Demi and put his hands up against hers, as they both sculpted and molded the pottery clay.
Although it’s not intentional, at least for me, I can almost always find a biblical association or reference, from things I see and/or hear. After watching that scene, my mind began to paint a picture of God sitting high, carefully shaping and molding us. The word says, “But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8, ESV). A lot of the things we go through are not meant to hurt us, but to strengthen and shape us into who God has called us to be. You may feel as though you’re being stretched beyond measure, but if you don’t go through anything, how would you be able to handle what’s ahead of you? “But is this really necessary you ask?”
Yes, because God is making sure you’re strong enough to handle the magnitude of your blessings, so you won’t be broken by them, or more importantly, try to hand them back. I don’t know about you, but I have seen glimpses of what’s ahead of me, and I’m not giving anything back! If anything, I’m going to continue to build my strength up and make the necessary changes God requires of me. My blessings are ready, but on standby, as they await until I’m ready to have them. So, don’t worry! Everything you’ve been praying to God for, you’ll get, but before you get it, you’ve got to first “get in shape.”
Until next time my NOTE takers!