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The Glass Blower

The Glass Blower
As a glass blower takes the glass tube and heats it over the flame, heating it to become a different shape by blowing through it, to shape it, rotating it in the heat to become the form he has in mind.
As the glass blower continues to shape the glass to meet his desire, he must be ever watchful not to over heat an area causing it to droop or collapse, or to the go too fast or slow that the glass will not accommodate the speed to perform as desired.** Also he must be aware of any interruption of the area he is working in.
All this is done in the proper procedure can cause the glass to be shaped into a large hollow shaped object. One thing to keep in mind is the fragility of the walls of the large hollow object.
Our hearts are like that tube of glass. Being molded and shaped by the Master’s hand. The Master is shaping us, rotating us, blowing the Holy Spirit to move in us for us to become the object and shape He wants us to be.
One thing the glass blower does not have to deal with is the will of the glass. The glass has none! It is only affected by the laws of nature.
Unlike our hearts which we can extend to great limits, with very thin fragile walls, we are still under the watchful eye of the Master. He will not stop us from using our personal wills which can cause us to be misshapen or fall apart. But the Master can and will catch us before it is too late, to rework us, reshape us and bring us back His design.

Inspired by Kenneth Krell~~ edited by Stephanie ~streim~

**1 Corinthians 10:13  “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

Psalm 139: 14-14  “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.  My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.”

Hebrews 13:5   “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ “

Genesis 28:15   “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”

Isaiah 64:8   “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.”

Zechariah 13:9  ” I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ “

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Trust Him… it may feel like you’re being tested above measure… but it is by the love of our Lord Jesus and Heavenly Father that we are being created into the “new man” daily as we submit to Him!  Rejoice in His never failing mercies and grace!

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