Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jeremiah 18:4, Ephesians 2:10, We are His, He created us.

Jeremiah 18:4
"And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make."

A mound of clay, by itself, is not a very beautiful thing. It may have some intrinsic value but in the end, it's still a pile of dirt. That is, until the potter gets a hold of it. Once the potter gets involved, this pile of dirt begins to take shape. As the potter presses in, the clay becomes thinner. The potter then reaches into the center and is able to scoop out all the excess clay within. While the clay began as a formless pile of dirt, it ends up as a beautiful masterpiece.

Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." NLT

When God found us, we were like the clay--dirty and formless. We may have tried to mold ourselves but only the potter is able to mold the clay. Once the heavenly Potter came into our lives, He began molding and shaping us into the image of His Son, Jesus. With each firm press of His hand, we are changed. With every scrape of His tools, sin falls from our life. This is our Heavenly Father at work and while it is painful, it is worth it. God knows what we need and He is the perfect potter who's loving hands will sculpt our lives into something far greater than we could every understand. All we have to do is let Him.

Life Lesson: God desires to make a masterpiece of your life.

My Heavenly Potter,
I am sorry for my resistance to Your hands in my life. I know that I need to be molded more into Your image, and I ask that You would place my life onto Your potter's wheel. Carve off the sin in my life and shape me into a vessel that can be used for Your Kingdom. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee

My Comment: There is a story of a man who came to a town and he worked with wood to create beautiful things. He was very talented and humble and gave freely of what He had.
One day a lady, who thought herself in love with him, went to the barn where he lived and made his wood works. She became agitated when he would not succumb or feel the same way she did and she broke a beautiful glass vase.
He left the town and when she came back to the barn to see him the glass vase was waiting there for her to see that just because something is broken it can be put back together and be even more beautiful. When held to the light the vase now reflected the sons light in marvelous colors.
We are like that vase. Broken and of no worth until He puts us back together and we reflect His light to the world.
Lord make us vessels of rarest beauty to show forth Your perfect love and to bring praise and glory to You. Amen

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