Summary: The God of new beginnings
The God of new beginnings
THE WORD which came to Jeremiah from the
Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I
will cause you to hear My words.
Then I went down to the potter's house, and behold,
he was working at the wheel.
And the vessel that he was making from clay was
spoiled in the hand of the potter;
so he made it over, reworking it into another vessel
as it seemed good to the potter to make it.
Then the word of the Lord came to me: O house of
Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?
says the Lord.
Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are
you in My hand, O house of Israel.
Many of us here today and many people you know are looking for, or need another chance, and a new beginning.
Well I have good news for you today
Our God is the God of another chance,
And He is the God of new beginnings.
Have any of you ever wished you could go back and start over?
Maybe it's because of an unpleasant situation in your past.
If only you could go back!! you would make different choices.
IF you could only take the words back that you said.
Sadly it is impossible to go back and change what has been said or done.
But there is however one area of your life that you
can have a new beginning:?
This area I am talking about is Your spiritual life.
If you allow God to take complete control He can give you a fresh new start!
So today. I want you to think for one second What is my need?
What do i need from The Lord today?
Is it a new outlook on life?
Is it SALVATION?
Maybe there are some areas in your life that needs SANCTIFICATION.
Or maybe you just need to be more Committed? Maybe you want to get rid of some bad habits.
Whatever it is that you need know that God Specializes in new beginnings!
In the stricture we just read God used a unique manner to teach Jeremiah a valuable lesson.
At this time Jeremiah is very discouraged and about to give up on God’s people.
He seemed to think, that God had done all He could, and now there was no hope.
There is no way God could turn around this situation.
All hope is lost!?Have you even been there?
Have you ever thought you have done all that you can do, and just about to give up, then God showed up and turned it around?
Have you ever had God speak to you.?Have you ever hade God send someone to you, to
give you a on time word??Maybe he had some one send you a text message!
Maybe it was though a phone call, or maybe some one just stopped by your work one day to encourage you.
You see it was a on time word God gave Jeremiah, He told him to go down to the pottery.
And when Jeremiah got were God told him to be, that's when he saw a potter at the wheel shaping a vessel.
The potter’s foot was on the pedal moving the wheel around and around as the potter shaped the vessel.
But just as the vessel seemed to be taking shape, and becoming compleat, something happened: the vessel was spoiled.
Now Jeremiah probably thought the potter would
reject the spoiled clay as if the material was now of no value.
But Instead the potter flatten it again, put it back on the wheel, and caused it to take shape once more.
The potter gave it another chance!
I don't know about you, but this sums up my walk with God to a tee!
So many times I would start out on the masters wheel just to be spoiled, or blemished, by the world, and be flatten by the devil.
Butt then the master picked me back up.
Time, and time again, He gave me a fresh new start!
He gave me another chance!
And if you will let Him, He will do the same for you today.
He will not cast you aside, just like the potter in the text did not.
The potter Jeremiah saw could had easily cast it aside with the waste, or abandoned it completely, But he did not.
The potter was only satisfied when he had put his best into it, and brought the clay to its highest possibilities.
You see It's in the shaping process that God can bring out your highest spiritual possibilities.
This is why God is called the master builder, or the master potter.
Today you can rest assure that if you put your life in the Masters hands He can restore you!