The Potter and the Clay

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So very long ago my beloved mother did some pottery work, and if I recall correctly she had a wheel and maybe even a kiln along with the clay of course at our home. Decades later in a small town where I lived there was a potter whom I watched at one point doing his pottery. Perhaps I did a bit of my own pottery along the way. I do not recall. But if anything stands out to me when it comes to pottery it is that the potter is in full control of the clay and can do anything he or she wants with it.

The clay does not control the potter. The clay does not form itself. The clay does not argue with the potter over how it will be formed and what it will be made into. The clay is not the decision maker. The clay does not argue with, resist, come against, and rebel against the potter. The clay does not walk away from the hands of the potter when the clay does not like what the potter is doing. The clay is not in charge of its own future.

We as humans are like clay in the hands of almighty God the master potter. And it is wrong, foolish, unwise, dangerous, unloving, and outright ungodly when we do anything but fully surrender ourselves to the loving, powerful, merciful, amazing, awesome, magnificent, forever hands of the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you are trying to control your own life apart from God in any way, please humble yourself before God and place yourself in the hands of Jesus and trust Him to do with and through your life whatever He desires! Amen!

There is no more wonderful and skilled potter in the world than Jesus. Let us lay our hearts and lives down upon the potter’s wheel with wholehearted surrender and faith He will do something beautiful and glorious with our lives when we are humbly and wholly His!

“Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?” Isaiah 29:16 NKJV

“But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 NKJV

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