THE DIVINE POTTER

Jeremiah 18:1-6

Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

According to Romans 8:29, God predestined believers to become conformed to the image of His Son. The question then is, how do you become conformed to the image of Jesus?

The analogy in Jeremiah is that God is the Potter and we are the clay. God is taking our raw clay and molding us into the servants He wishes us to be. The process takes time. Actually because of the promise that God will never leave us or forsake us, we know that God will never abandon this potter’s wheel.

A potter cannot be precise unless the lump of clay is in the center of the wheel. For us, this means we must be at the center of God’s will. We must surrender to His lordship and trust that whatever He envisions for us is perfect.

Have you ever watched a potter work? To achieve a preconceived shape, the potter will place pressure at different points on the clay, and he’ll speed up or slow down the wheel to get just the right result.

God uses life’s pressures to mold us. He has a perfect shape in mind for us, and He knows how to use each circumstance to derive the greatest benefit for us. That is why so many saints say they cherish certain trials they endured, even if they once felt they were spinning out of control.

They believe Ephesians 2:10. They believe they are His workmanship.

You are the Potter, Lord, and I am the clay. Mold me into a vessel fit for Your purposes.

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