Freedom and Frills

On this 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, I can’t help but ponder and thank Godย for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us. Like others, we have our trials and disappointments but the good far … Continue reading

The Potter’s Hand

Hello darling!

I felt led to share this powerful video I came across today with a beautiful brief sermon included.

Let us make it our duty to be at a place where we are moldable, pliable and fit for the master’s use…We cannot afford for issues of this life to hinder us, make us feel bitter or condemned. That is just a plan of the enemy because He knows in our wholeness and surrendering to Christ he has no power, moreover every strong hold is broken and foundations of hell is shaken! Be encouraged through the truth of God’s Word my friend that time in His beautiful presence is the place to be daily so you can be that vessel He pours into to do a new and beautiful work just where He has planted you. He may not do the work you thought in the place and time you imagined but you know what, your mind-set and resolution to serve the Lord no matter what will not be shaken! Because we know He will bring to pass the desires He has laid on your heart in its suitable season and time.

I’ve posted the lyrics and worship video that sums up this marvelous message as it reminds us of a musical prayer to be formed by Jesus andย  remain in the potter’s hands:

THE POTTER’S HAND

Beautiful Lord,
Wonderful Savior,
I know for sure
All of my days are
Held in Your hand,
Crafted into Your perfect plan.

You gently call me
Into Your presence,
Guiding me by
Your Holy Spirit.

Teach me dear Lord,
To live all of my life
Through Your eyes.

I’m captured by
Your holy calling,
Set me apart,
I know You’re drawing
Me to Yourself,
Lead me, Lord, I pray.

Take me, mold me,
Use me, fill me.
I give my life
To the Potter’s Hand.

Call me, guide me,
Lead me, walk beside me,
I give my life
To the Potter’s Hand.

You gently call me
Into Your presence,
Guiding me by
Your Holy Spirit.

Teach me dear Lord,
To live all of my life
Through Your eyes.

I’m captured by
Your holy calling.
Set me apart,
I know You’re
Drawing me to Yourself.
Lead me, Lord, I pray!

Take me, mold me,
Use me, fill me.
I give my life
To the Potter’s Hand.

Call me, guide me,
Lead me, walk beside me,
I give my life
To the Potter’s Hand.

Stay there, live there, thrive there…
Lovingly & prayerfully,
Stacy Zant ๐Ÿ™‚

Reaching & Standing Still

What a weekend! My husband fell ill and this weekend he really took the time to rest, which is VERY rare. It did him a world of good and I just did my best to take care of him. I was compelled to cook a pot of Jamaican grace chicken soup and my did it take me back! Usually, we are on go-mode all weekend long and for my love that’s not necessarily the best health wise because he already works all week long-65hours a week! I didn’t realize that’s how much the love of my life labored until he said it. How grateful us wives should be to have a husband who does everything he can to take care of our home and future children. It made me think how important it is for me to do my part to be a blessing to him and our household today and in the future! I am truly excited about all that the Lord is doing…I went to the South Medical Center today, the site of my interview for a possible service opportunity with the AmeriCorps program. As the program director stated it is “A stepping stone” to so many other opportunities but I only pray that the Lord’s PERFECT will be done. Only Jesus knows the best stepping stone during this season of my life- whether it is time to return to school full time or serve for a year in the health field. When the director asked me what I saw myself doing in five years it made me take a good look at what I envisioned realistically ( and to think my husband and others call me a dreamer, a futuristic visionary!) I see the Lord working mightily in the lives of others through my husband and I as a result of our present learning opportunities. I see us sharing the gospel together, speaking, writing and learning how we can best serve our king while here on earth. Every day (well or ill) should be treasured and I cannot say this enough-the Lord continues to amaze me just how well He orchestrates things! There is none like Him and I can’t wait to see the path He will take us as we go on this journey to find our pure holy passion! The time has come to slow down and reflect on the Lord’s path for our lives. While we are yet reaching, we have decided we will stand still!