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Molding glass

Devotional by Mary Tatem

The blob of molten glass was fiery orange from the hot furnace. As spectators, we stood at a respectful distance from the glassblowers who worked to create beautiful, useful items from a scorching globule. Before our eyes, the twisting, stretching, and blowing formed colorful bird feeders, glass ornaments, and multicolored handles. We were awed by the speed necessary to perform the quick work before the glass hardened. We were impressed by the skill to know just when to reheat the work for further molding, when to cut, when and how to press the heated glass into its intended form. The beautiful items for sale in the glassblowers’ shop took on new value because we had witnessed the skill required to make it.

Isn’t God working in our ‘molten’ lives to make something beautiful and useful for His Kingdom? Oh, that we will stay malleable to His working in us. Oh, that we may revere one another as a glorious work of God . Oh, that we may appreciate the gorgeous colors, the subtle shapes, the purposes for which God is blowing, and stretching our lives. Let’s pray that we may stay hot with passion for our God so we are easily molded and conformed to His plan.

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Angela Breidenbach is a best-selling author of romance through the ages and host of Historically Speaking on Along Came a Writer Network (Blogtalk Radio), Lit Up! (TogiNet.com), and Grace Under Pressure Radio. Angela is the Christian Author Network's president. And yes, she's half of the fun fe-lion comedy duo, Muse and Writer. http://www.AngelaBreidenbach.comFacebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram: @AngBreidenbach Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AngelaBreidenbachInspirationalSpeakerAuthor ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/angela-breidenbach-grace-under/id1026177378?mt=2

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