9th May 2013

God Is Our Potter – We Are The Clay 

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of your hand.”
Isaiah 64:8 (NKJV) 

As a child I grew up in a village in India.  Nearby was a colony of potters.  From generation to generation this skill is passed on to the children.  It is so fascinating to watch them at work turning their wheels skilfully with ease and producing vessels of various shapes and sizes for numerous uses.  First, they choose the clay, then pound it, mixing in water, making it pliable and mouldable. 

Alas!  Now, even in villages the pots and pans are made of metal and non-stick tefal, so the potters are almost redundant. 

God, indeed, is the Master Potter, who has chosen us to be useful vessels in His hands, sanctified and prepared for every good work.  To start with, we are hard and stiff-necked, but through corrections and trials, God makes us soft by the Holy Spirit’s living waters.  He makes us pliable, teachable, corrigible, humble, meek and lowly, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work, moulding us into the likeness of His Son. We read in 2 Corinthians 3:18, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 

Let us surrender in the hands of the Potter and He will finish the work he has begun in us (Philippians 1:6). 

Prayer
Father in Heaven, I thank you for showering your grace upon us and perfecting us to be vessels of honour.  Help us to yield to you and follow the example of our Saviour.  In His name I pray.
Amen

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 natumotiAbout the Author:
Natu Moti attends the Birmingham Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Birmingham
All Saints Church
George Road
BIRMINGHAM
B23 7QB

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David Gibbs
Phone: 01213420609 (answer phone)
Mobile: 07974440580
Email: david_gibbs@wcg.org.uk

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