Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Work of Heart
"And the vessel that he made of clay
was marred in the hand of the potter;
so he made it again into another vessel,
as it seemed good to the potter to make."
"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."
Have you actually worked with clay--felt it's heaviness and held its possibilities in your hand? Although the ruddy mass can be miraculously transformed into wonderful objects of beauty, it is rather stiff, and oftentimes even unyielding.
Are those the thoughts that God thinks of us as He shapes us into His vessels?
Boy, she is really resisting My work in her today/this week/this season/this year. When she yields she will feel My loving hands mould her into a work of art, no, actually, she will become a work of My Heart.
What work is God trying to do in you? Are you ready and willing to let Him lovingly begin a healing of your heart and a renewing of your mind? Friends, yield today.
Let us humbly pray:
Lord, let each of us become workable vessels of clay today. Give us strength to yield and a desire to obey. Give us grace to bend and mercy when it hurts. Father, mould us into works of Your heart. In Jesus' name, Amen.