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Thursday, April 19, 2012

On The Potters Wheel



Note to self,
You are not the potter you are the clay. Clay does not decide what it wants to be, does not have control over what form it will take...that's the potters job.  Clay is completely dependent on the potter to be shaped....clay does not shape and mold itself.  Clay cannot stop the wheel from spinning and get off...not until the potter is done.
It is the potter who has the plans for the clay, he is the one turning the wheel, shaping, forming, molding and reworking the clay until he has made it into a vessel that will be used for his specific purpose...his purpose not yours.  Remember, clay does not decide what form it is going to take...and remember this, without the potter you would be just a lump of clay.


Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. we are the clay, you are the potter we are the work of your hand
                                                                 Isaiah 64:8


11 comments:

Petra said...

Clever, true, convicting! "...his purpose not yours." Great punch. Ouch! I need this reminder, daily!

xoxo

Creations By Cindy said...

Wonderful post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbie said...

Amen to this. The older I get, the more "molded" I feel. What He is making still seems to be something of a mystery, but I have faith that it will be perfectly fit for his good purpose.

(Though, honestly, sometimes I get a bit dizzy from the spin of the wheel.)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh Amen..I need to have this in my mirror every morning, because I have a tendency to jump off the wheel, not having trust that He will finish what He has completed, just like He promised

LDH said...

Beautiful post!

Leslie said...

so glad He is an expert potter, and that He loves His creations...

Laurie said...

This is a timely post for me this morning and a word picture that will stay with me, reminding me of His gentle hands forming and molding my life for His purpose.
Thank you for shaing this, Maryann.

Blessing to you,
Laurie

Debbie said...

Oh I loved this post! AMEN to it all. I seem to need to remind myself of this too often. Have a wonderful week-end! HUGS

Sassy Granny ... said...

Many are my own "notes to self." We mortals certainly do get it all mixed up at times, don't we?

From one lump of clay to another, well done!

Kim H said...

I love this scripture. So very, very true and comforting to know that it is In Him not in me that all things happen.

mare ball said...

Popping in from a-Z, and love your blog. The potter/clay analogy is my favorite. I took pottery classes for 18 months and discovered how difficult the potter's wheel is. It takes such skill to create anything beautiful. My name is Marianne as well, even though spelled differently, I must follow your journey. :-) I assume you are better, I pray that is the case. So nice to find you!