Morning Devotion 11/24/2017

Morning Devotion 11/24/2017

Isaiah 64:8 (KJV)
8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Jeremiah 18:2-6 (KJV)
2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

Romans 9:20-21 (KJV)
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

The Lord being a creative potter is molding and making you into a vessel unto honor. He is preparing you for a purpose to fulfill His perfect will. If you ever have the opportunity to actually observe an experienced potter it is quite fascinating as he takes you through the different processes to create a piece of pottery that is useful. It is even more fascinating when you are able to experience that same creative feeling. Taking the clay into your hands, realizing you must decide what you are going to form to choose the right amount of clay to put upon the wheel. Feeling the clay in your hands as you begin to shape it into the vessel you have chosen it to be. You keep your hands moist so that the clay turns smoothly upon the wheel. Also, it is important to make sure the wheel moves at the right speed or the vessel will not form perfectly. Then you add any design to the vessel before placing it in the fire kiln. This process is not just for hardening but to remove any excess water so that when it is dried it will not crack. Then color and glaze are applied to the vessel before it is placed into the fire again to cure the glazing. All of this is not accomplished in one day but over a period of time. The Lord has many purposes for your life. He is the potter and you are the clay. In your life you go through different stages when you are being prepared for a particular task. You go through the fire process which we call trials and tribulations to remove from your life the things that would cause you to crack. When He knows you are strong; He glazes which would be to show you exactly what you are to be and then puts you through the final fire before sending you out to fulfill the task you are designed to do. In your life you may go through this process several times for every task that the Lord has set for you to accomplish. Is it not wonderful to be a created vessel in the Master’s hand? Every blessing each day is just what we need to become the finished vessel. Receive your blessings.

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