Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Throughout the book of Isaiah and Jeremiah, these prophets would give analogies of the Potter (God) and the clay (mankind) being made and remade. Their lives were radically changed by invading nations who greatly restricted everything they used to do, including publicly worshiping God. We can learn from their experiences of being remade into new pots for the Lord.
Jeremiah 18:4 But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.
I must confess, I don’t really like the remaking! It is unsettling and messes with our minds and purpose. A pot is made of clay and fashioned and dried by fire to make it into a useful vessel. We tend to get comfortable in our purposes and the ways we do things. That can lead to complacency. I compare complacency to lining up at the starting line of a race and waiting for the race to start, all the while being unaware that the race has already started! This is never what the Lord wants for His people.
The Lord does not throw us away, but he remakes us into the useful pot He needs us to be in each season of our lives. Are we looking back to what used to be, or are we resting in the fact that God Almighty is the one who has us in His hands and is refashioning us for His Purposes in this time of history!
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
This is a challenging season for people all over the world, but for God’s people it is a time to rise above the chaos and fear, and SHINE with the Light of the glory of God who is in us!
How are you being changed in this season? Please take the time to talk with God about this today!