The Potter And The Clay
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Jeremiah 18:1-8 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: “Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the LORD. “Look, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel! “The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, “if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it.”
“Am I not the potter and you are the clay, Child? Will the clay question the potter about what He is doing it it's life? And yet My people have questioned Me in that way. My people have lived in prosperity without an understanding that I have given them all things richly to enjoy. They have given credit to themselves for the prosperity that comes only from Me. Am I not the One who gives you the power to get wealth? Did I not warn the Israelites to not forget Me when they entered into their Promised Land and experienced the abundance of goodness that I had provided for them? So it is with your people, My Child. They have forsaken Me for their own evil ways. I am the fountain of living water but they have hewed out cisterns of their own evil ways and have turned from Me to embrace the ways of the world. If only they would turn back to Me so they would not have to experience the calamity that awaits them. Turn back to Me, Child and I will once again pour out blessings upon your people, upon your nation. Turn to Me and allow Me to form you into a vessel of honor just as the potter forms the clay. Warn My people of the upcoming disaster and tell them to turn back to Me, the One true God. I will touch them and heal them and cause their land to once again be a light house for the hurting and the lost. Seek Me while there is still time.”
Oh Father, I pray that you will forgive us for turning from You and embracing the ways of the world. I confess our sins of idolatry, Father, in that we have worshiped the creature more than the Creator. Please forgive us, Father, and heal our land. Father, we are a nation founded upon You, upon Your godly principles. I pray that You will turn the eyes of our people back to You and cause us once again to be One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. Father, You have said that You hold the king's heart in Your hand like the rivers of water and You turn it whichever way You want. I ask You to turn the heart of our President to You, Lord. Cause Him to choose Your ways to lead our nation. I pray for godly leaders to be placed around Him. Leaders that will seek Your face and offer godly wisdom to Him for our nation's good. Father, I pray that You will once again reign supreme in the hearts of our people. I pray that You will forgive us for our ungodly ways and bring us back to You, Lord.
And now, father I pray that You will mold me and make me into the person that You want me to be. I pray that I might be as the clay in the potter's hand. Lord, fashion my heart to seek You and serve You according to Your will. May my life be a reflection of You as You fashion me into the image of Jesus. Cause my life to be formed into a vessel of honor that You can flow through to touch the world to further Your kingdom and to benefit them for their eternal destiny. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
2054 days ago
Avie, I have had a wonderful day in the Lord today. And I am glad that I saved this for the last! He does mold us and sometimes it hurts but in the end it is always BEST. I particularly loved your prayer for our country and for us! You know how near this is to my heart. I pray in total agreement with you, in Jesus' name! Thank you as always for being totally honest and true to the Word.
God Bless you! Love you. dear friend!
2055 days ago
Thanks for the reminder of how I fit into it all!
2055 days ago
Happy Sunday Avie!
First I Thank God That I'm His Clay And I Desire Him To Mold Me Into ALL He Wants Me To Be! Not My Will But YOUR Will Lord Always! I Give ALL To YOU!
Thank You Avie For This Much Needed Word! I Thank You Father And Agree With Avie. We ARE One Nation Under God. I Thank You Lord That Our Land Will Turn Back To It's First Love. You Brought Us To This Land Dedicated To You By Our Fore Fathers, I Declare We Are Turning Back To You Will In This Land. Your People Are Crying Out To You In Meekness Of Heart! We Know You Love Us And I Thank You That We Have Leaders Full of Your Will, Word, Love, Joy, Peace, Holy Spirit And Anointing. They Hear YOUR Voice And The Voice Of A Stranger They Will NOT Follow! Thank YOU Father For You Work ALL Things Out For Our Good! There's NOTHING Too Hard For You ! I Believe! We Are A BLESSED Nation! In Jesus' Name! All Glory To You Father! I Thank You For Molding Avie After Your Own Will For She Has A Heart AFter YOUR Own Heart And A Heart Of Love For Your People, Thank You For Your Favor That Surrounds Her As A Shield! All Her Needs Are Met And She Has Abundance Of Everything Spirit Soul And Body, Continue To Use Her For Your Glory In Jesus' Name!
Have A Marvelous Evening!
2055 days ago
(Thank you for the goodie and note yesterday). Both of us are mouthpieces for the Lord.
Influenced by the Lord, I have a potters wheel, which taught me so much about being molded in His hands. Even though I moved on from those days, I must not forget that He is the Potter and we are the clay. Now it is time to move on again. The wheel although collectible is only worth dollars although I have tried to sell it twice. That tool had taught me about use, re-use and destroying. It enhanced my life and in my business gave me lessons to teach others. One thing I did know about throwing pottery when I began was that we need to keep our eyes on the clay that was being molded. If not the pot needed to be smashed.
Oh, life lessons are so good and necessary! Let us draw on our experiences, but move on to what God teaches us next. Let us pray for our nation which was once a vessel for God to mold into His glory. Let us ask for grandeur things if they apply to us returning to Him. Let us return to letting God remould us individually and don't forget, as our leaders have, to pray for the peace of Jerusalem also.
Let's just keep our eyes on the Kingdom!
2055 days ago
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