The Story Of Pearls
“Do you know how Pearls are made ?”
Pearls are a product of pain. When a grain of Sand pierces the shell of an Oyster, all the otherwise dormant resources within the tiny Oyster respond to the foreign irritant by caring for that sensitive spot.
Over time, the Sand particle is covered by healing fluids and the wound becomes a pearl .
That’s true of us also, when Hardships invade our lives, or we are Tempted it is not God who causes or allows them, we are not Oysters that have to suffer to make a peal, He tempts and Afflicts no man but He knows we will experience them and as we turn to Him He strengthens us and our Faith is shown to be real, as the Holy Spirit shapes our responses so we don’t give up but instead we continue to persevere …
Not giving into bitterness or rushing ahead of the Lord’s good plans but instead we rest in Him…
The Oyster is cleansed of all the leftover particles that caused the irritation by the fresh flowing water and so too does God cleanses us by The Living Water, Jesus Christ.
The good that God has started He will finish.
Allowing God to turn that irritation into an opportunity for our growth we can consider it all with deep inner Joy as we watch a beautiful Pearl of great worth emerge from our circumstances.
1 Peter 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
James 1:12-14 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
Hebrews 4:15-16 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
.The Potters Hand
Beautiful Lord Wonderful Saviour I know for sure all of my days are held in your hands crafted into your perfect plan
You gently call me into your presence guiding me by Your Holy Spirit Teach me dear Lord to live all of my life through Your eyes I’m captured by Your holy calling
Set me apart I know you’re drawing me to yourself Lead me Lord I pray
Take me Mould me use me fill me I give my life to the Potter’s hand Call me guide me lead me walk beside me I give my life to the Potter’s hand
You gentlly call me into your presence guide in me by your Holy Spirit Teach me dear Lord to live through your eyes I’m captured by you holy calling Set me apart I know your drawing me to yourself Lead me Lord I pray
by Darlene Zschech