Scripture – Jeremiah 18:6-8 (The Message)
“Watch this potter. In the same way that this potter works his clay, I work on you, people of Israel. At any moment I may decide to pull up a people or a country by the roots and get rid of them. But if they repent of their wicked lives, I will think twice and start over with them.”
Observation – God has all the power to do what He wants but He knows we are moldable, just like the clay the potter uses. He wants to give us ever opportunity to get rid of the wrong in our lives.
Application – I believe that God is always ready to mold us. The problem comes when we refuse to allow ourselves to be His mold. We close ourselves off to the possibility that He can make us into anything more than what we already are. At any one time, we make choices – either to follow His lead or follow our own lead. The beauty is that God has always been willing to “start over” with us whenever we are willing to look to Him. He loves us and doesn’t want to see us crushed like the pottery that is not perfect. He sees all of us as perfect pieces of pottery, ready to be used for the exact reason He created us. And, just like pottery, we are each unique and one of kind.
Prayer – Lord, I want to see myself as pottery created by you for a specific purpose. Forgive me for the times I have thought I knew better for my life then you. Guide me, Lord, in the direction you want me to go and walk beside me, molding me along the way. Amen