In the Bible God refers to us as clay that He, the Potter, can form into a vessel. I want to become that vessel. The process is not easy and we often balk at being changed but think how wonderful it would be to be used by God to minister to others.
Lump of Clay
With a vision in mind the Potter searches for a lump of clay to be molded into a useful vessel that day. As the wheel spins his hands work intently squeezing and pressing with increasing intensity. The once formless lump begins to stretch and smooth following the way the skillful hands move. Slowly and firmly the process goes on Until the clay resembles the potter’s vision. And when it is finished the potter is pleased with the useful vessel he sees. Now it will fill the purpose for which it was created bringing joy to the potter and to those intended. But consider what would happen if the clay complained. Saying the pressure was too great and refusing to be changed. The potter's vision would remain the same. But in senseless struggle the lump would finally be rearranged. Precious time would be lost as the battle ensues leaving little time for the vessel to be used. But the clay cannot complain and so yields readily. The transforming work goes on steadily. God is the Potter who seeks to mold our lives and searches for that lump of clay that will comply. His vision for us is to be useful and to become transformed into the image of His Son. But too often we balk and squirm under the pressure showing little faith in the skill of the Potter. May we as the clay yield to His Hands and trust in the fulfillment of His plans.
- Isaiah 64:8
- Jeremiah 18:6
- Romans 9:21
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