The Potter and the Clay II

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A potter is someone who makes the pottery. Its origin hinges from Old French Potier, which could also mean “to move about aimlessly,”

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What made the word significant in the Middle Eastern culture  is centered around how the clay is weaved and molded to the shape of the potter.  The clay takes the shape the potter originally have in mind.

Ultimately, we can’t control how people drive, especially when we are sitting in a long line of traffic. You honk your horn and get in patient because of the risk. These could be frustrating at the same time understandably disturbing. But in those moments what do we do?

We understand that a great issue are under our control, but a great many are not. Knowing the difference helps save us the stress and wasted effort.

As humans, the need to control things around us is typically the result of human nature. And that is where the potter wants to mould us into the shape he desires.  But you lord are our potter, you are our father and we the clay. We are the work of your hand (Isaiah 64:8).

When we relax and yield to God, the result could sound this way, ” behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel (Jeremiah 18:6).


 

Inspirational Nugget = Sometimes relinquishing control and being opened as the clay to the potter is the key to being formed by him.


 

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