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Isaiah 64.8 - We are the Clay, You are the Potter

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Isaiah 64.8

Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

As we grow up and progress through the education system and on into the ‘big wide world’, we find that we are better at some things and not so good at others. This is because we all have natural abilities: inter-personnel skills of leadership, artistic skills, writing or language skills, or even mathematical skills…the list goes on.

The Bible tells us God takes our natural abilities and enhances them through the Holy Spirit. The book of Exodus reveals to us how God blessed Bezalel so he and his craftsmen could make the Tent of Meeting; and by being open to God’s word and will, Bezalel was being moulded for Gods glory.

As you reflect back on your life you may be surprised by some of the decisions you have made and how ‘it turned out’. You may not have been aware at the time, but God was playing his part in your life, as by doing so he was ‘moulding you’ to be the person that He created you to be.

Father, I pray that we can be open to your word and blessed with the courage to follow your will, wherever that may take us and whatever we are asked to do. Bless us with the gift of faith, Lord, to use our natural abilities for your purpose. And may we, like the potters clay, be moulded by your hand, so that we can be vessels for you.


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