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Words from Pastor Ken

Listen Up Clay

Will the clay say to the potter, “What are you doing?” (Isaiah 45:9)

We are to be like clay in the potter’s hand. The clay does not determine the shape of the object fashioned, nor does it argue with the wisdom or skill of the potter. The image is vivid and a bit humorous. We laugh at the idea of clay rolling off the potter’s wheel and saying, “Now look here, Potter, I have an idea or two about how I want to be shaped and how I want to end up when you’re finished. I have my rights too, you know!” How absurd! But how like our relationship with God, our Potter!

We are to be soft and adjustable. Clay responds to the potter’s hand when it is warm and supple. We are to be this way in God’s hand. He knows best about what we are to do and become. We are to trust Him. Meekness is the willingness to trust God with the molding of our lives. Do you remember this Song?

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the Potter; I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after Thy will
While I am waiting, yielded and still.

God can mold us beyond our fondest expectation. He is able to shape our lives in magnificent dimensions which we could never imagine. We are to be willing, open, free. God does the rest. The meek are moldable.

Pastor Ken