Remember, He is the Potter, we are the clay. Be good at it.
Jesus is Master. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that. Surely, we think, I can be in charge of that. Surely, He doesn’t have time to monitor my down times, times when I turn on the TV and veg out. Binge watching is popular now. What can it hurt? I’ll let you answer that question for yourself, and I will answer it for myself.
One time I asked the Lord if there was anything about me that displeased Him. He answered right away: “You spend too much time with my enemy.” I have to continually watch over myself because the times I live in encourage disobedience, vengeance, evil, and so on. The list is too long to mention here.
He wants a mound of clay to work with that is pliable, moist, stable, moldable. What circumstances do we put ourselves in that will change us, establish God’s likeness in our lives, cause us to surrender to God. The Master wants to shape us, make us like Him. Let’s go ahead. Throw our hands in the air and tell Him we belong to Him, and whatever He wants us to be, that is exactly what we want to be.
I want to know Him as the Word of God. I can start that process by reading the Bible for the same period of time I watch TV. What can you do to let Him shape you?
But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand (Isaiah 64:8).
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.