He Is the Potter

It can be a bit disconcerting when we see that God compares us to a lump of clay in Jeremiah 18:1-6, yet when you think about it, it’s actually comforting. Really, God simplified our existence by saying something like, “listen, I’m the potter, you’re the clay. Stay in the palm of my hand, let me mold you, and then I will use you for my Kingdom. Just be my servant.”

Most of us understand that we’re supposed to be His servants, left here on earth after our salvation to do His work. To think we’re His plan to share Jesus with the world could be overwhelming except for the fact the scriptures, especially ones like Jeremiah 18:1-6, totally take the pressure off! Our Father God is working in the world, and all we have to do is watch and see where’s He’s working, then adjust our lives to serve Him in the way He chooses for us.

When we’re in a personal relationship with Jesus, which implies a lot of trust like any relationship, then we’re ready to be molded and used according to His will. All we have to do is stay tuned and join Him in what He’s doing around us. When we start thinking we’re the potter, life can get messy. If you’ve been on this earth long enough, you know how bad something can get when we take matters into our own hands.

However, when we leave our life in His hands and focus on being obedient, then the clay of our life can turn into a beautiful piece of pottery by which others are inspired and moved to follow Christ too.

Jeremiah 18:1-6 “This is the word that came from Jeremiah from the Lord: ‘Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands, so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?’ declares the Lord. ‘Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.’ “

Today, pray that you can recognize God as the potter of your life.