Sunday, 28 April 2013

Pots of Clay - Creating in Faith



 Teabag Treasures Series - Fit for purpose

Pots made of clay don’t always look that spectacular until they have been through the glazing and firing process.  When they are first moulded and shaped they are dull in colour, still quite fragile.  Each pot is made for a different purpose, some that are filled with water, others filled with wine, some go to be filled with compost to hold plants and there are still a variety of other uses, each with its own purpose and plan for its’ existence.


We too are like these pots of clay that God has formed, moulded, pressed in at the sides and fashioned to be fit for a particular purpose, having then His love, grace and wisdom poured into us. We are not to be afraid of what God has called us to do as his children because the purpose he has instilled within us is to bring life, be a blessing, minister to others and show others his love and grace through our thoughts, words and actions.


Once the pots have been fired at exceedingly high temperatures and come out of the kiln they are ready to go and do what they have been called to do, and so must we whatever processes, experiences that we are going through it is to equip us, strengthen us, show us our purpose and beauty and, seeing the richness that lay within us all we have to – as the clay is moulded let our lives be moulded to his will.
What aspects of your life do you take for granted?  How can you shine a spotlight on those areas of your life that have been overlooked, - journal, write, create some art as your response.

He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.     Jeremiah 18:6


You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it,  “You did not make me”?  Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”?   Isaiah 29:16
 
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