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1. No Longer needed or useful; superfluous

In recent days I have been made redundant and as the definition above relates the feelings of no longer being needed, of use are hard to deal with, when I know in my heart of hearts I had much more to offer my employer. Some days are good and some days not so good. But this I know, my God is bigger than my situation, and the more I turn toward him, the more he will guide and show me his ways. Trust and Obey there is no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey


2 Corinthians 4 vs. 7-9  – We Have This Treasure in Earthen Vessels


But we have this treasure in earthen vessels

That the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us

At times we struggle with life, with its ups and downs we wrestle

We get wrapped up in the stress of every day life, over it we fuss

In the midst of this we need to turn to Jesus and in him nestle

It’s not for us to do things in our own strength, to God second guess

We need to allow God to shape us, to us be the mortar, him the pestle

Open so God may mold and shape us, our lives be in God and not of us


We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed, we are perplexed

But not in despair, persecuted but not forsaken, struck down but not

For in these things God can build our character, of this I am convinced

That as we open ourselves to him, his Spirit in our lives can be

Seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, of his love he will us

For he to us gives good gifts, and a spirit of power, love, and a sound



Mark Maffey, August 2007 ©






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