Clay In The Master’s Hands

By on Apr 16, 2018 |

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Clay In The Master’s Hands
Jeremiah 18: 1-5

“The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying, Arise go down to the potter’s house, and there I will announce My words to you. Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter make.”

 ClayinMastersHands_postIf you ever have an opportunity, it is fascinating to watch the making of pottery.

A lifeless lump of clay spinning on the potter’s wheel and void of shape, design and beauty. However, within a few moments the lump of clay looks like something, and it begins to take on the creative form or design of the Potter.

Many of us can rightly remember hearing others make public declarations that went something like this, “God, you are the potter and I am the clay; mold me and make me into whatever You want me to be.”

How does that look? To be lifeless clay without shape, design, and beauty, yet, willing to submit ourselves into the hands of our Creator and allow Him to form us as He sees fit.

Genesis 2: 7 says, “Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground.”

In Hebrew, the word form can mean several things. It can mean, to fashion, cut or shape. Since the time when God first created man, He created us and shaped us into His image and He has a purpose for us.

As we spend this week meditating on this popular devotional passage, let us sincerely ask ourselves, “Are we okay with being clay in God’s hands?”

So often we manufacture the right answer. However, are we truly yielding to God for Him to fashion, shape and yes, even cut on us so that we might fulfill His perfect will for our lives?

Remember, we all have dreams, goals and aspirations, but do our endeavors help us fit God’s creative design for our lives? Do we know what God is doing in and through us?


Lord, mold us and shape us into what You desire us to be, Amen.