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God Looks For Clay

By Christie Williams

Clay can often be looked at as nothing to an untrained eye or if we are not in the profession or have a hobby of making pottery. Clay can just be viewed as this ugly lump but to others, it can be seen as treasure. Why? Because one sees it as it is, while another sees what it will become.

I believe God looks for clay, those of us who will allow Him to mold, bend, break and shape us into instruments He can use. Clay has no plans of its own, no aspirations for service, nor reluctance to become into its being. It is just clay. Moldable, pliable, totally submissive to the will of its master.

Clay never announces what it wants to become. It just simply rests in what its creator is designing it to be. It goes through the process of becoming by the removal of impurities, molding, shaping, bending, fiery furnace encounter to be refined as a vessel of use. Pottery doesn't have to be perfect, just a willingness to be perfected for use.

Clay. There's no glamour to it, nothing boast-worthy about it. It has no will of its own. It doesn't tell its creator what it can and cannot do. Clay submits to the plan and the process of its creator's agenda and assignment and allows itself to be shaped into the original design of what it was created to be.

We live in a world where we are influenced by so much. Even in church we often feel like we don't measure up because we look and try to mold ourselves after others. Today, may we let God shape us into who and what He has called us to be. May we become like clay.

"House of Israel, can I not treat you as this potter
treats his clay?" - this is the Lord's declaration.
"Just like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in
My hand, house of Israel." (Jeremiah 18:6)

By Christie Williams
Pink Pearls Of Grace


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