Crack Pot

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I am sharing a post from a great friend and one of our amazing pastors at SFBC. It was just too good not to share with all of you. I told Ashley if all my cracks made a mosaic then I am truly are a piece of work!  lol!!

It is my hearts desire to see other people reaching out to the broken, to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those with deep cracks. Just last night I encouraged my Wed night girls to start where they have baggage. People have a hard time knowing where to start serving. A great place to start is with one of those cracks. Look for someone else who is where you once were, there are cracks all around you, who will you lead to the feet of Jesus so they can be filled, restored, transformed and made beautiful?

Love this, enjoy the read!

My Christ-Followers & Crack Pots?
It does not elicit a positive response, this term "crack pot". We attach this label to
people who seem a little "off-balance," peculiar, or just a little different than we are. I
saw this visual in a new light thanks to a conversation I had with one of our members
just a little while ago.
The truth is, we are ALL cracked. Some finally embrace their cracks while others try to
cover them up and forget they even existed. In ancient times, when a pot had been
cracked, the owner would put the pieces back together, re-fire it in the kiln, and from
the outside, it looked like a brand new pot. The only way to tell that it wasn’t new, was to place a light inside of the pot and allow the light to shine through the tell-tale signs of brokenness.
In the process of discipleship, one of the most powerful ways to convey your story to the world is to let the cracks show. As the light of Christ shines brighter and brighter, the cracks show, and what results is a beautiful mosaic that draws in a lost and hopeless world. Instead of allowing your past cracks and failures to define you, why don't you allow Christ to re-fashion them into a beautiful mosaic? Your transparency is just the excuse someone else needs to embrace their cracks and allow Christ to shape them into something beautiful.
Crack-pots welcome... - Ashley Moore

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