The Shaping of a Life


Isaiah 64:8  
But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.

This clay vase was a wedding gift in 1983. Yes, thirty five years ago and I enjoy it as much today as I did then. And every time I gaze at it, I am reminded of this verse in Isaiah. God is our potter, and we are clay in His hands.

Sometimes we don’t think about it this way, but our lives are continually being shaped in the hands of a perfect and Holy God. When you stop and consider it, I hope you will conclude as I have—there is no better place to be than in God’s hands and in His will.

We can trust Him with what He is building out of our lives. We can trust the direction He is taking us—even when it isn’t always clear where we are headed. He is carefully and intricately molding us into His image and day by day we grow to look more like Him. 

It is significantly important we make the choice to willingly submit ourselves into the hands of the Potter and let Him work in us the plan and purpose He has ordained for our lives. If we resist His leading and working in us we will obstruct and/or prolong what He knows is best.

We need to embrace the work He is accomplishing as we are given the privilege of being vessels of honor for Him. This purpose He has for us is for His purpose in the world. 

As He shapes our lives into the destiny uniquely designed for us we can rest assured His goal for us is all part of His master plan. The Potter knows precisely what He is doing. He is shaping something beautiful out of our lives. 

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ecclesiastes 3:11a He has made everything beautiful in its time.


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