What Might Happen to You on the Potter’s Wheel?



January 10, 2020


“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: ‘O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?’ says the Lord. ‘Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!’”… (Jeremiah 18:5-6)


God the Potter has the clay upon His wheel—but something happens. It’s marred. It’s ruined. Did God make a mistake? The problem is not in the hands of the Potter. The problem is in the clay. Now, what could be the problem in the clay? First, there might be some rock, some hidden impurity keeping the vessel from becoming what it ought to be. There may be some hidden impurity in your life, marring what God wants to do. Or it may just be that the clay is not broken enough. The clay is too stiff. The clay does not yield to the hand of the Potter. What is clay to do in the hand of the potter? We are to yield.


Are you yielded? Can God form and shape you and make out of you what He wants? We must be willing to say, “Lord, You are the Potter, I’m the clay; mold me, make me after Thy will” (from the hymn “Have Thine Own Way, Lord”). Have you said, “Lord, here I am. Make of me what You wish. Do with me what You will”? Most of us dare not dream what we could be if we would allow God to have His way in our lives.

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