“Be my Potter”

“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”  Jeremiah 18:6 (NIV)

A potter is a guy who makes pots out of clay. This was big business back in the days before tupperware.

What the potter does is take a big glob of clay, put it on a spinning plate-like wheel, and skillfully form it with his hands. The goal is to make a vessel that is usable and attractive enough to sell.

There are some practical parallels to think about;

Pressure– The potter needs to apply pressure to mold the pot. The pressures of life are irritating and frustrating. We can hand them over to God, or just walk around complaining and hiding behind the escape of indulgent pleasures.

Water– moisture keeps the clay pliable and ready for subtle change. Without water the clay gets hard and too rigid. Confessing our wrongful actions, words, and thoughts is like adding moisture. Not confessing to God and others hardens the heart. We are unable to change, and start to grow a hard insensitivity toward others and to God.


Heavenly Father, I want You to be my potter. Remind me to hand my frustrations and pressures over to You, so that You can mold me through them. Help me to confess my wrongs toward You and others, so that I can have a soft heart and great relationships. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.





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