This morning as I spent time reading the Bible while sipping on a short Blonde Roast at Starbucks three verses jumped off the pages at me. I didn’t read them consecutively but as I read each chapter they were impressed upon me by the Spirit. They were exactly what I needed and I felt compelled to share them with you.
This first verse was an important reminder that God is at work in my life through Christ. It reminded me that as the potter he has a plan and purpose for this lump of clay. He is going to mold and shape me for the purpose that he has designed. I need to stop worrying g so much about what the purpose is and worry more about walking with Him and allowing Him to have dominion over me. The next verse fit so beautifully with the verse from Isaiah because it expressed my role as the clay.
For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. -Philippians 3:3
As Christ’s I am called to live humbly recognizing my sinfulness and inability to please God apart from faith in Christ. Each day I am to live in worship and for God’s glory. As I do that He will empower me to live and work for His glory. The pressure to succeed and achieve will be replaced with the sentiments expressed in the third verse.
But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. – Ps. 73:28
As we walk in humility, trusting the Spirit to lead and empower us we will grow more and more in our longing to be near to God. We will want His presence more than anything this world has to offer. In turn His desires will become our desires. The beauty of all of this is that humility is the key throughout the entire process.
I praise God for He is the potter and that I’m the clay He is molding!
How is God presently molding you?