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Hands of The Potter

By Leslie Wittenmyer

Hands of The Potter is a column written to help women who are new believers and for those who are seeking to live out what Christ has taught us.

May 25, 2024

If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you must know that you have an enemy that will try to take the life Christ has given you. We must also know that “We now have this light shining in our hearts ....

May 18, 2024

My heart is heavy. There are so many horrible things taking place that is drawing this nation further from God. It’s not just happening in America, but it’s happening around the world. There are things taking place at this very ....

May 11, 2024

I love the scriptures, God’s word! When we need strength and encouragement, we can find it in the holy Bible, God’s love letter to us. The Scriptures written then are still relevant for us today! Jesus told us, “I Have told you all this so that ....

May 4, 2024

Why do we do and don’t do the things we do? What do we gain from doing or not doing these things? What drives us to do what we do? Really, it should come from a place of love. It should come from a place of love experienced ....

April 27, 2024

I believe it is super important for us to grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ! When we do this, we will have a deeper understanding of our Savior’s heart. We will trust Him more, and because we trust Him more, our love for Him will grow.

April 20, 2024

Our God is so loving and kind! I love how He Is so gentle. He isn’t quick to anger and condemn but leads us through His word to paths of righteousness. As I read my daily devotional, I reminded to not lean on self ....

April 13, 2024

Love is equal to spiritual growth. When you fulfill the command to love, you are allowing the full expression of God ‘s love for others to come through you by His Spirit. This allows a work in your heart and touches the people you encounter.

April 6, 2024

When you really take God’s word and apply it to the deepest inner part of yourself, God does something beautiful! His words bring so much enlightenment, healing, strength, and joy!

March 30, 2024

Feelings of guilt and shame can be overwhelming. Maybe we feel that we are too far gone and that we have done too many horrible things for God to even think about saving us by His wonderful grace. I want to reveal the truth to us in this very ....

March 23, 2024

If Jesus set you free, then you are free indeed! There are battles we all face in life, and it all begins in one place, our mind. It’s a battlefield between flesh and spirit. Paul tells us in God’s word, “The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the ....

March 16, 2024

Love is the number one commandment of God. So many people think that love is easy, or that it’s just a feeling. In reality, love is hard and it’s more than a feeling. So many people want the “feel good all the time” kind of love. When love gets hard ....

March 9, 2024

We believers groan. We get tired of the things happening in this world, and the effects it has on us. We are hit on every front, emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and we are tired. We long for our inheritance with Christ in heaven.

March 2, 2024

Sometimes our journey with the Lord can be challenging. We face moments of difficulty with our enemy, and we are sometimes faced with challenges of our own desires. I think about Moses and the Israelites that he was leading out of Egypt.

February 24, 2024

When I hear the word endurance, I can go running. As a runner, you are building up your endurance and strength to run faster or to run a longer distance, to accomplish a goal. What I really want to talk about is spiritual endurance.

February 17, 2024

In the beginning of Joshua, we find that Moses has passed on. The Lord speaks to Joshua and gives him two things. He’s given an assignment, and he’s given a promise. “He said, ‘Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you ....

February 10, 2024

I remember when I worked in the shipping department of a local company, I had been tossing around a question in my mind. I was really chewing on it when I believed the Lord spoke to me. My question was, what is love?

February 3, 2024

God walks with us in every season of our lives. He’s there when we are grieving, He’s there when we are celebrating, He’s there when we are struggling, He’s there when everything in life seems to be going right.

January 27, 2024

I wonder if we forget that God is God. We move “full steam ahead” trying to do so much on our own. We begin to feel weary and uninspired. We may lose interest in the things that bring us joy. We go through what they call burnout.

January 20, 2024

God is always listening! He hears our cries when we cry out in pain, in anguish, in fear, and confusion! No matter what it is, that is troubling us, He hears us! We may be struggling for a season, and we think He isn’t listening, but the truth is, we aren’t ....

January 13, 2024

It’s love that keeps us going in the midst of struggle… In the midst of discouragement… In the midst of life’s battles. When you truly experience Jesus and His powerful love, you know there’s no other explanation for how you made it ....

January 6, 2024

I want to encourage us to continue to press on towards the goal! It’s easy to go through our daily routine and forget the depth of our salvation and what it truly means. Scripture tells us, “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, and no mind has ....

December 30, 2023

It’s the season where it seems as though difficulties arise. And a prayer meeting I attended I heard someone say this: For mental health, give things. For emotional health, rejoice. For heart health, turn your face/heart to God. Speak scripture over yourself.

December 23, 2023

Just give it to Jesus… How often do we hear this? How often do we follow through with it? We are all so intricately created by God. Psalm 139:13 and 15-16 (NLT) says, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body, and knit me together in my

December 16, 2023

The Lord, our God is not partial to anyone. He gave His life fully to everyone who would be willing to reach out and accept it. The well-known verse in John 3:16-17 (NLT) says this: “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one, and only Son ....

December 9, 2023

It seems today, in our society, we nurse a lot of things in our heart. I wonder if it stems from unforgiveness. Unforgiveness builds a wall in from that position of defense, we are internally hating our brother. What other sins has this led us to?

December 2, 2023

It’s amazing at times when fear and doubt creep in uninvited! What if the very thing that scares us, is the thing that God wants us to face head on? Because fear takes a hold of us, we feel we aren’t qualified or able to do something. We don’t know

November 25, 2023

The world we live in seems to be getting darker by the day. At times, it seems like it’s getting harder and harder to live in this world with a drastic change. Our society is calling good evil and evil good. The worldview seems to be: “If it feels good, I am ....

November 18, 2023

Sometimes a gentle and loving reminder from our Father is what we need to pick us up from the mire and mud. “I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud ....

November 11, 2023

The Lord has blessed each of us with a different gift. With the special gifts we bring to the body of Christ, it helps to unify and strengthen us. 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NLT) reminds us, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.

November 4, 2023

It’s so important for us to stay connected with our Father, with our Savior, with the Holy Spirit. When we lose that contact, we begin to think, feel, and act in the flesh. Paul gives us a warning in Ephesians 5:15-20 (NLT) for living in the Spirit. He says, “So be careful how you ....

October 28, 2023

Anger in one’s life can be dangerous to spiritual health in one’s life. The Lord spoke to Cain directly about this and said, “’Why are you so angry?’ The Lord asked Cain. ‘Why do you look so dejected? You will be accepted if you do what is right

October 21, 2023

There is a promise in the Bible, that I find to be so true. Matthew 28:20 (NLT), the latter half of the scripture, Jesus tells his disciples, “And be sure of this: I am with you, always, even to the end, the age.” No matter where we ....

October 14, 2023

What is the gospel? It is the good news of Jesus Christ! What is the good news of Jesus Christ? Paul tells us clearly in Romans 5:8-12 (NLT) what the good news of Jesus Christ is. “But God showed his great love for us by sending ....

October 7, 2023

When God created earth, He created the perfect atmosphere to live in. When He had finished all His creation, He said it was very good. Adam and Eve were not just physically alive ....

September 30, 2023

Sometimes life can get crazy and let us down a rabbit hole. Before we know it, we are worn out on all fronts with no ....

September 23, 2023

When God speaks, it’s not out of coincidence. When God speaks, he has something important to say, and we should be listening ....

September 16, 2023

Actions speak louder than words. You can tell a lot about an individual by their actions. Matthew 12:35-37 (NLT) says, “A good person ....

September 9, 2023

There is a love, unlike any other love. When you open yourself to it, your life, and very being is transformed. You don’t care about things ....

September 2, 2023

David was a man after God’s own heart! This is the same David who took Bathsheba as his wife, after having her husband killed in war. ​

August 26, 2023

Human nature seems to catch up with us at times. We know God’s word, but there are times when fear creeps in. This is the ....

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