Molding You

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I have a friend who during the Depression lost his job, a fortune, a wife, and a home. But he tenaciously held to his faith—the only thing he had left. One day he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a huge church. One of them was chiseling a triangular piece of stone. “What are you going to do with that?” asked my friend. The workman said, “See that little opening away up there near the spire? Well, I’m shaping this down here, so it will fit in up there.” Tears filled the eyes of my friend as he walked away, for it seemed that God had spoken through the workman to explain his ordeal through which he was passing, “I’m shaping you down here, so you’ll fit in up there.”

Find encouragement in your suffering.

Prayer for the day

Thank You, Lord, for all the “shaping” in my life, which brings me closer to You.

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  1. joseph ossy says:

    Just exactly what I needed this morning. God bless BGEA ministry

  2. Susie says:

    I read the devotions most days, and I am finally understanding what God’s love can do. I wonder why it took me so many years.pride, unforgiveness, selfish, I am slowly getting there with God’s wonderful grace. Thank you for ever so much. I now I am a child of God. Amen. Thank you Jesus.

  3. Erin says:

    I have been having a very hard year and I have been very down. I felt this message speaking directly to my heart. Thank you God for everything that you do. Amen

  4. Billie dewees says:

    I enjoy all articles I saw your Dad 1956 or1957 and enjoyed it so much and will never forget. Louisville..Kentucky

  5. Ndubueze Gamaliel says:

    Amen! Amen! Amen! God bless u sir. I feel this message is for me

  6. sarah adanchin says:

    Exactly my past story, some times God allow certain things to happen so that he can re-shape you to fit in, God bless you for this confirmation sir.

  7. Jackie says:

    Thanking God for his grace and mercy.

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  9. Gerry says:

    During the difficult times in life we may wonder why we are going through trying situations . We must remember, He , is the potter and we, are the clay.