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In the Hands of the Lord

“ ‘Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.”

– Jeremiah 18:2-4

Have you ever worked with clay or observed someone shaping clay? Clay, as it is being shaped on a potter’s wheel, is very pliable. As you put your hands on it, you can take a little more or work with a little less. As you shape it, it can go wide or high, or perhaps it gets lumpy. No matter its state, it’s so easy to fix, change, or mold. I’d like you to think of clay as a metaphor for our hearts.

If God were a potter, I imagine He would be the best potter there ever was. He would make the most fantastic, beautiful, and amazing pot ever envisioned. If you knock over a lump of wet clay, you know what it says? “No problem.” Wet clay is flexible, malleable, and changeable. We often think of soft things as fragile, and hard things as robust, but clay is just the opposite. If you take a lump of clay that’s dried out and left alone and you push it off the edge, it will shatter into a million pieces. That doesn’t sound robust to me. That sounds pretty fragile.

Friend, let our hearts be this soft clay in His hands. Let’s leave our hearts in the hands of the Lord, and let us be malleable, pliable, soft, and tender-hearted. That’s what faith really is. That’s what it means to live by faith, to trust that He has your life and the whole world in His hands.

Prayer


Father, help my heart to be flexible and changeable. Show me what situations I can trust in you more.

Reflection


In what areas would you like to be more flexible? How does God want to reshape your thinking?

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One thought on “In the Hands of the Lord

  1. Richard Ken Howell says:

    Hello, thank you so much, Pastor Bobby and Hour of Power staff, for always having a word that encourages me! Lord, please continue to Bless and strengthen Hour of Power! Blessings Rken Howell

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