I want you to imagine yourself as wet clay that remains pliable and moldable in a potter’s hands. Clay can take on two forms; wet clay or dry clay. Dry clay is what we think of when we think of a jar of clay, and under pressure, it shatters. The Prophet Jeremiah was instructed by God to go to the potter’s house and receive His message. He wanders down the hill to the potter’s hut and sees a woman molding clay. She’s forming and shaping it into a beautiful vessel. In an instant, her young son accidentally disfigures the clay by throwing something against it.
Scripture tells of God’s love, that if the clay becomes disfigured, the potter doesn’t mind. She just molds and reshapes it. I’m sure she made it a little better. Maybe a little taller, thinner, wider, a little bigger or even added a design to it. In Jeremiah 18:6 it states: “ ‘Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?’ declares the Lord. ‘Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.’ “
Friend, it is my prayer that you desire to remain wet clay in God’s hands. When you give your hardened heart to God and say, “Lord, I am broken, busted, and bent,” it’s almost like living water inside the clay of your heart. The spirit of God can easily remold and reshape you if you are wet clay, flexible, and yielding. You can trust him to make something beautiful and new out of your life once again!