Like Clay

This was the verse my husband was meditating on leading up to his surgery.ย 

It’s a beautiful truth, isn’t it?

Let’s Talk: Do you trust the Potter?

14 thoughts on “Like Clay

  1. Wow, what a powerful image. I’ve thought of this Scripture in terms of my life, but never in the physical sense like your husband did. It’s hard to worry when you think like that, isn’t it?

  2. Not always…I just hope he makes me a pot for glory and not for shame. LOL Seriously though, I try to trust him even when I’m feeling lumpy.

  3. Fine. Poach my “knead it into oblivion/air bubble/pressed in under pressure” analogies.
    That’s what happens when you get to the ball late. That and there’s only Diet Pepsi left at the beverage counter.
    But isn’t it interesting that to make a thing of usefulness and beauty, how much pain, fire and work goes into the finished product?

  4. Alexis

    Yes, I trust the Potter (God) but too often as a person who feels like she needs to be in control, I after singing Carrie Underwood’s song “Jesus Take the Wheel” try to push God out of the driver’s seat and grab hold of the wheel so I can control the direction when I’m not sure of where we’re going. Bad idea, I know. But yes, I trust the Potter it’s just hard to “be still and know” that God is God and stop worrying and trying to control things when life gets chaotic.

  5. Love it, Katie! Praying for your husband and his brother as they recuperate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I love the idea that God has to put pressure on the right place to shape us into the vessel that He desires us to be – the one He’ll use for a specific purpose. There is scripture that talks about the different vessels, some are for labor, some are for slops, some are to adorn palaces, etc. Just remembering that He is the one who chooses our purpose is comforting and keeps my earthly work in perspective.

  7. Katie Ganshert

    Love all your comments!

    You know what’s kinda crazy? I remember pottery class in high school. It was one of my faves. And to get the air bubbles out of the clay, I’d have to tear it in two, throw one half down on the table, throw the other half down on the table, and knead aggressively. Repeat several times to get those air bubbles out. That brings a whole new meaning to the verse….to life and faith….doesn’t it? Sometimes the pain is for our good. Because if those air bubbles remained, the whole beautiful creation would have exploded in the kiln.

  8. What a great Scripture to meditate on! I love the vivid imagery of the Potter and the clay. As long as we allow God’s wellspring of life to “water” us, we stay moist and moldable. But when we drift away from the well, we become cracked and breakable. Interestinly, both are necessary to grow in our walk. Thanks for this focus point today!

  9. Totally and completely. SUre I may get momentarily jarred by something, but I quickly remember how He’s kept me are and provided for me.

    Interestingly enough, I’ve learned so much while writing about a potter, the main character in my Chapel Lake series. I saw how God took the story I had in mind and tweaked it. It wasn’t until I typed “the end” on the 2nd book that I realized what He’d done.

    That added to my level of trust as a writer. And if you’ve ever read my adoption story of finding my half-sisters, you’ll see He’s even trustworthy with our dreams.

  10. I so love this verse. My desire is to rest completely in Him, a minute-by-minute journey. Mold away!

  11. I love that! God is definitely trustworthy…but still, I don’t always trust. I WANT so much to be molded in His hands, though. But in order for that to happen, I have to choose to put myself there.

  12. Awesome verse and an awesome truth to live by. Like Wendy said, working on it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Hillsong’s “Potter’s Hand.”

  13. Working on it. It’s a daily…no, a minute by minute thing for me.
    ~ Wendy

  14. So beautiful!


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