God Restores

My, Devotion to Him #244

Jeremiah says that he 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 goof to the potter to make. Then the word of Lord came to him, saying “can I not do with you as this potter? Look as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand.”

There are three important lessons in this story for us to look at and learn from.

1. As long as we stay pliable and responsive to God, He will never throw you away. Instead, He will mold you into something He can use. 

The Lord is looking for willing vessels. Not just vessels to be used by Him for the kingdom of Heaven but vessels willing to be molded by the Creator. He is looking for a people that says “Here I am God. Use me, mold me, form me into whatever You would like. I am here willing to be used and molded by You Father. I am the clay and You are the potter. Take your hands and form me into Your image. Mold me into your likeness. This is what the Lord is looking for. And a lot of times we are wanting to be used by God but more molded into His likeness. We want Him to put us into positions of authority and we want Him to put us on a course of doing great things for Him and His kingdom. But we are not wanting to change. We are not wanting Him to uproot things that are within us or within our life that we like no matter how bad they are for us. But we must be the CLAY. This means that He has full control and is able to give and take away as He sees fit in order to put us on the right and correct course in which we can fulfill His agenda and mission.

2. When others put you down, God will lift you up. 

A potter does not press down on the clay, he is constantly lifting it up and shaping it as it spins on the wheel. God will do that for us as well. David said, “He brought me up out of a horrible put, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.”

God is not in the business of putting us down. And many times we feel like that is what He is doing to us when actually He is correcting (shaping). When we are in tune spiritually with Him we see how God is molding us and it might feel like He’s putting you down but He is not. This is part of the process as He is the potter and we are His clay. Even in correction God always lifts you up. He encourages, loves, shows mercy and compassion even when correcting us just as a potter corrects the clay to take the desired shape. 

Notice whose foot is on the wheel.

If Satan could he would’ve thrown you off the wheel a long time ago and buried you forever. We need to look under the table and see whose foot is on the wheel: the potter’s. God is here with us and He is around us. Give this life to Him and let the potter have full control to shape you, let Him restore you into His likeness. 

God Bless!

Verses studied:

  • Jeremiah 18:3-6
  • Psalm 40:2

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