Potters Instruction manual

Isaiah 64:8- Yet,O Lord, you are our Father.

We are the clay, you the potter;

We are all work of your hand.

“A strong coffee with two teaspoons of sugar, please!” or, “a double masala biryani, extra spicy!”

How many times have we given such specific orders when we have gone out to eat? I remember telling my mom to cook something the way she cooked it on a particular day because it tasted better.

Imagine a piece of clay speaking to it’s potter. “You can’t squish me “you can’t melt me or mold me.” Do you think it works that way?

The little clay piece must fully trust it’s creator and maker, who is it’s master. It should trust that through all the pain, heat and molding, the Potter has a big master plan of making the clay a beautiful pot. Would the Potter want his hard work to also go in vain? If he didn’t want to make a beautiful pot, then why put in all the effort of taking the clay and getting his hands all dirty?

We are the clay and He is the Potter. He has only the best in His mind for us, so we really can’t tell God or give Him directions on how to mold us, can we? Imagine the inanimate clay, that does not know anything, giving the potter directions. It is almost like going in search for a place without a map or a GPS.

Let us trust God and the path he’s lead us today. Let’s trust him and ask him to melt us, mold us, fill us and use us. We may be facing an easy day at work. If so let’s try and set aside some time to read his word, to listen to a message or some songs and ask Him to fill us with His spirit. God is preparing us for a day that is coming that requires the skills He’s training us with today.

The potter has every single curve planned on the pot he’s making, so let’s trust our Potter for the good times and bad times.

God’s delay is our preparation period.

Lord, I hand over myself to you today, melt me,mold me, fill me and use me for your glory. Amen..

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