God is the Potter, I am the clay

What sorrow awaits those who try to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their evil deeds in the dark! “The Lord can’t see us,” they say. “He doesn’t know what’s going on!” How foolish can you be? He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay! Should the created thing say of the one who made it, “He didn’t make me”? Does a jar ever say, “The potter who made me is stupid”? Isaiah 29:15-16 NLT

The Bible warns us that we are susceptible to hold to a form of godliness, but our lives deny its power; “They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly” (2 Timothy 3:5). They seemed to show a form of religion, but their hearts are far from God. They could even project a life of religiosity but they are not recognizing the Lordship of Christ. What God wants from us is to allow Him to produce godliness in us. “He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay!” Older people need the power of godliness in their hearts to sustain them and remain focus on the life to come. Middle-aged people need the power of godliness because there is a strong temptation to be spiritually mediocre and to rest on their achievements. Young families need the power of godliness because they are shaping the spiritual convictions that will strengthen their home for a lifetime. Singles need the power of godliness because they need to be focused on Jesus as they make big decisions in life. Students and teenagers need the power of godliness because they are vulnerable to dazzling and eye-catching seductions. Children need the power of godliness while they are young and open so they could realize early in life their need of God. The child should see the older adults gripped by a sense of the glory of Jesus. The child might just ponder upon the reality of seeing Dad and Mom transformed spiritually and that he or she will desire what they have in their lives. If we will be open to the molding He wants to do in our hearts, we will experience the miracle of grace and we will realize that he just wants the best for us.

Blessings,

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