He said, “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. (Jeremiah 18:6)
When I see a verse come up more than one time in a week, it is usually a reason to stop for a moment and see what is going on. Why am I having this verse pop out on two separate occasions. I read this verse last week and even started a blog to talk about it but then it just did not happen and I wrote on something else. Then this verse comes back this week and appears to me much like a sign with flashing lights. As if to say tell me that I did not pay enough attention last week and needed it to stand out even more.
I don’t know about you, but when I read the story in Jeremiah where this verse comes from, I think about all the times things did not turn out how I expected or according to what God wanted and He had to form me into something a little different. Often those choices that changed how things turned out were usually of my own making, anyone else do that?
3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 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 18:3-4)
As we are in God’s hands are we workable clay? Are we able to be molded into who He has designed us to be or are we requiring more work to get to the point where we can be molded? I know for me, I am working to be more pliable in His hands than I have been in the past. What about you?