It may Get a Little Hot…

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Last week, I suggested that we all take a closer look at our own respective journey through life.  As the Lord molds our wet clay on the Potter’s wheel, the process may begin smooth and gentle, but at some point, it may get a little Hot…

The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said,

 “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.” So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over. Then the Lord gave me this message: “O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand. 

jeremiah 18:2-6

So, let’s look at where you might be in this process…

Are you still a ball of clay trying to decide whether you want to stay in the Lord’s hands?  Are you wandering aimlessly with no real direction, just hoping, and praying that you make it through this season of the journey?  I find it interesting that when we are a ball of clay, we must fully surrender to the will of God, and we must allow Him to mold us as He knows best.  Every jar that He creates has a unique design to serve a specific purpose.

Once we’ve decided to allow the Lord to mold our wet clay into a new jar, we will be able to see our destiny a little clearer.  The Lord’s gentle hands will glide up and down the wet clay to make sure that there are no cracks or bumps, as He smooths out our rough edges.  But if perchance, the Lord discovers that we are not turning out the way He had planned, we may have to be crushed into a ball of clay once again.  We must be willing to be crushed whenever it’s needed.  This implies that we may become a ball of clay numerous times, but what I find interesting is that the Lord will ALWAYS use the same clay, He doesn’t make us over, He just reforms us into a new jar, as we enter a new phase of life. 

We must understand that our journey never ends.  Once the Lord has made us into a new jar, it may get a little Hot!  He must make sure that the clay solidifies and begins to harden, so He must apply some heat.  The heat may become intense at times which may be very uncomfortable, even painful.  But we must remember that as the jar is hardened, the Lord will bless us with a unique design of gifts, talents, wealth, knowledge and so much more to serve a very specific purpose that will benefit others and glorify Him. 

Wherever you may find yourself on this life’s journey, you are Always in the Lord’s hands being molded and shaped into what He needs you to be, even when it gets a little Hot!

When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. 

Luke 12:48b nlt

So, Remember to Always take a quiet moment to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying…

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