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I am the Clay
Jeremiah 18:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
Jeremiah 18:2 “Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will let you hear my words.”
Jerermiah18:3 So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel.
Jeremiah 18:4 And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.
Jeremiah 18:5 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
Jeremiah 18:6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the LORD. Behold, like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Say to yourself, I am the clay.
You are the clay and God is the potter. If you have ever been to a pottery store that handmakes their own pottery, it is such a beautiful sight to see. To watch the potter, take a piece of marred clay and begin to make it into a beautiful piece of pottery. He begins with nothing but a clump of clay and on the wheel with delicate hands he molds it into something worth value. Once dirt is now a precious piece of art.
Amazingly we experience the same turn of events. From the dust of the earth we were created for a purpose. A purpose to serve and worship our Lord. Although day by day God continues to change and mold things in my life. God is our potter; He took us when we were broken sinners and without hope and began to mold us. We at one time was invaluable but now God has made us valuable.
I am the clay. So many times, in my life I have to remind myself of this. As a potter will bend and press on the clay to form it into the piece of art he desires, God does us the same. God already knows who He wants us to be. Do we see or know what it is? No, unfortunately we do not know. Is it easy to be that piece of clay? Oh no, not at all. God presses things out of our life, but we must remember I am the clay. God removes things out of our life but we must remember I am the clay.
God molds things into our life but we must remember I am the clay.
The clay doesn’t choose what it wants to be or how it wants to look. It is at the hands of the potter. Yet, if the clay seems unworkable, the potter will throw the clay away. We must never be unworkable for God. Even though we might not understand what God is doing. We might not agree with what God is doing, but we must trust him because we do not want to be moved aside. We do not want to be discarded.
We must trust the potter with his work because he knows what the end result will look like. He has already seen it through his eyes. To others it is a lump of clay. To others it is just mud. To others it is just dirt but to the potter it is a beautiful piece of art. To God we are His clay that He can mold to be used by him. Others might not see what you will become but God already knows. You might feel useless and unworthy but to God you are beautiful and he isn’t finished molding you yet. You might feel insufficient and wondering what will I do for God but God is still molding you to be the vessel for His anointing! Don’t push or pry against the potter’s hand but let the potter push and pry in your life the things He seems fit.
I am the clay. Remind yourself today I am the clay! God sees something in me I don’t see myself. I am the clay. God knows what his plans are that I don’t understand yet. I am the clay. God isn’t finished molding me into what He has in store for me. I am the clay and He is the potter and, in His hands, I will be completed into a beautiful vessel to be used by Him.
Blog by Mandy Bowen
Mandy is a student pastor’s wife and mother to two sweet boys. She is a full time medical coder and her hobbies include blogging and creating hair tutorials. Her modest fashion blog and hair tutorials can be found on her Instagram page @mbs.hairwithstyle. She loves connecting with new people so give her page a follow and show her some love!