Jars of Clay

jars1It is not easy to be “clay” in the potter’s hands.  Do you know what I mean?  Change can make us fearful and we can’t always see ourselves changing into something new or different.  All of us are clay!  We are each clay with imperfections, lumps, and impurities.  It is the “Master Potter”, however who can ultimately determines the final product.  Our role is to let God (the Master Potter) shape our lives, perhaps reshaping them as we proceed through the different stages of our life.

It is our willingness to let God do his handiwork that will enable us to live our lives to our fullest potential.  God wants us to become pliable and willing to be shaped.  Each one of us is a labor of love in the hands of the Master Potter of life.  God is actively at work, God’s hands are always upon us.  Through all of our existence, his hands – as it were – have been upon us.  He shaped our individual characters, gave to each of us the particular traits that we have.  God can take an unyielding and rebellious life and make it into something worthwhile and useful.  He can do it for you today if you will just let Him.

In his explanation to Jeremiah God refers to any nation who repents.  Even the most wicked people on the earth would experience the Lord’s restoring power if it would turn to him in repentance.  This is of great encouragement as we see the state of things in our country today.  If our nation were to repent, then the Lord would remake her very quickly.  How important it is for us to pray!  Come, let’s go down to the Potter’s house and see how he molds and shapes the clay.

I hope you will read this book and learn more about how God can work in your life!  When you read it, come back and share your thoughts with us in the comments below.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!  Talk to you soon.

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