"Then I went down to the potter's house,
and, behold, he wrought a work on wheels.
And the vessel that he made of clay
was marred in the hand of the potter:
so he made it again another vessel,
as seemed good to the potter to make it."

Jeremiah 18:3-4

Work of the Potter

It is an amazing sight to watch a potter shape a vessel.
His clump of clay will only become successful if it is placed in the very center of the wheel. Then once the clay is centered, the skill of the potter can be realized.

The potter carefully wets his hands, selects his clay, and places it on the wheel. As he begins to turn the wheel, the lumps in the clay are revealed. Spinning the wheel faster, he smooths out the lumps, and the clay begins to take on an unruffled appearance.

But this is just the first part of the task. He then will shape the mass of clay so that its heart is perfectly aligned with the very center of the wheel. This requires both strength and a loving, delicate touch.
This "centering" is the most important step in the preparation process, because it gives the piece strength and integrity.

Our spiritual walk with God is just like this. We begin as a hunk of clay with many lumps, and through God's grace and skill,we are transformed into beautiful, strong vessels for His Kingdom.

But we must align our very heart with the center of God's will. God is always at work in our lives, especially during times of proper preparation. When you allow God to shape you, He will always use you for good.


"Lord Dictated Them"



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