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Transformed into God’s Masterpiece

“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” 2 Кор 4:7 (NLT)

Дорогая мама Молиться,

As the mother of a child with ongoing special needs, has your heart ever hurt when others stared or made unkind remarks due to the way your child looks or behaves? Если так, we can relate to the scene in John 9:2 when the disciples asked Jesus if a man was born blind because of his own or his parents’ sins! How comforting it is to see the next verse, “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins," Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.” Джон 9:3 (NLT) Однако, when or how will God do that?

This winter, an email from my friend Kathie, a long-time Moms in Prayer mom, при условии, иллюстрации, чтобы дать мне представление о Боге, как Мастер Мастер работает в наших детях и нас. She referred to the Japanese art of kintsugi, где сломана керамика тщательно починили клей, который включает в себя жидкое или порошкообразное золото. Этот метод восстанавливает полезность объекта, плюс, как золото, усиливает разрывы, он фактически создает уникальный фрагмент с добавленной стоимостью! Кати отметил, что, так же, our LORD exerts His power and love to transform what is apparently broken or flawed in our children’s or even our own lives into a masterpiece that gives Him glory!

This transformation process takes a long time, so I am very thankful to be in a Moms in Prayer group where we can encourage each other as we persistently pray for our children using the Scriptures and the Four Steps of Prayer:

  • Praising God as the Transformer: “… so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.” Jeremiah 18:4б (NIV)
  • Confessing Our Sins: “… unworthy earthen vessels of human frailty…” 2 Кор 4:7a (AMP)
  • Thanking Him for Timely Provision: “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.” Psalm 145:15 (ESV)
  • Заступничество: “_____ is Your masterpiece. You have created _____ anew in Christ Jesus , so _____can do the good things You planned for him long ago. _____ has Your light shining in his heart, but is like a fragile clay jar containing this great treasure. Make it clear that _____’s power comes from God, not himself.” (from Ephesians 2:10 и 2 Кор 4:7 NLT)

Драгоценная мама, do you have other moms you can pray with while God’s transforming power is at work in your child? Пожалуйста, свяжитесь со мной по SpecialNeeds@MomsInPrayer.org если вы хотели бы найти или начать Маму в молитве группы в вашем районе! Также, Дальнейшая поддержка, участвуя в молитвенных встречах, которые мы предлагаем через телеконференцию специально для мам детей с особыми потребностями. Расписание звонков публикуется каждый месяц на Мамы в молитве - Special Needs Facebook страницу.

В это время, I am praying that the LORD will gird up your faith, “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)


Триша Хан
Мамы в молитве International
Special Needs Liaison