“The word of the LORD came to me: ‘House of Israel, can I not treat you as this potter [treats his clay]?’—[this is] the LORD's declaration. ‘Just like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, house of Israel’” (Jeremiah 18:5-6, HCSB).
With my husband being gone, all of the instruction falls on my shoulders when it comes to our little girl. Although she’s only 14 months old, she’s already starting to understand the word “no”. She’ll look at me, with a questioning look on her face, and then often do it anyway. She doesn’t understand that the correction is for her own safety and good, so that she doesn’t fall down stairs or burn herself or worse. The correction is for the ultimate good.
The same is often true with our Father up above. He sees the entire picture. He knows what the outcome of our actions will be. He is constantly molding and making our character, so that we can become even more like Him in the end. Sometimes this correction is painful. It may mean admitting that we sinned, that we were wrong about someone or something, or that we need to refocus of our heart and purpose.
The image of a Potter and His clay is such a beautiful on to me. I long to be that clay, workable and changeable, so that my Potter can make me into something even more desirable in the end.
How has the Potter been working in your life lately? What has He been improving in you?