Friday, October 21, 2011

" clay in this potter's hand."

"I, the LORD, say 'O nation of Israel, can I not deal with you as this potter deals with the clay? In my hands, you O nation of Israel, are just like the clay in the potter's hand.'" Jeremiah 18:6 (NET)

Do any of you remember visiting the potter's shop at Westville. Stephen Hawks, the potter would be at work creating all shapes and sizes of pottery. Each one was made for a special purpose by the potter. Each one was shaped and formed a little differently from all the rest. If desired, the potter could completely reshape the clay into a new creation.

Is this not the same as the way God works with His children. Each one of us is made with God's special purpose for our lives. Each one of us looks, acts, and is different from all the rest. In God's sovereignty, and through His grace, He sometimes chooses to reshape us into new creations.

It is our desire to become the vessel that you have in mind for us. You have a plan for our lives that is a good and excellent plan. Have your way with us, Father. We are the clay and you are the potter. Form us into the new creation that You would have us become. We pray in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.