But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Isaiah 64:8 NASB
It’s amazing what an expert potter can do with a raw lump of clay. Out of nothing, a potter can make something useful, something beautiful, something special.
The clay doesn’t dictate to the potter what He should make. The clay doesn’t fight against the hands of the potter. The clay allows itself to be molded and shaped to the will of the potter.
A real clay piece will need to be fired. It will go through intense heat, and after that comes out ready for service.
The expert potter then has great joy in the piece He has created for service. He knows what He has done is worthy!
As a believer, do I allow my life to be molded and shaped by the Father? Or do I fight against what He wants to do in my life, dictating what I’m going to do and where I’m going to do it?
When things get “heated” in my life, do I seek God’s will and purpose? Do I trust that He knows better and try to learn through the Holy Spirit what He wants me to know and how He wants me to grow?
If I looked at every instance, every day, as a moldable moment to learn God’s will for my life, what could happen? How could I be used to further His Kingdom?
Lord, I know You have only good things for me. Mold me and make me into the person You desire me to be. When I’m tested in the fire, let me seek You and know Your plan and will. Let me be used by You.