“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay and you are our Potter; and all we are is the work of Your hand.”
I want to give you ten discussions of key points of this popular verse and how I believe God is transforming so many of us to trust the Potter and not ourselves in our thoughts, our ideas, and our lives.
Number one being that God Needs the Word in Us Before He Can Start the Molding Process
When you look at how a potter begins to make a piece of pottery, the lump of clay is put on a wheel to start the process of molding the clay into the piece of pottery he wants to make. He must first add WATER into the clay in order to make it pliable and soft enough for him to be able to actually use it. If he does not add enough water into the clay, the clay will remain too hard and rigid for him to be able to actually use.
Kind of like the Word of God.
" … that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.” (Ephesians 5:26)"
What this is telling us is that God cannot even begin to mold and transform us in this life unless we are first willing to do our part. And our part has to be to get into His Word and try to read, understand, and do what is in the Bible as best we can, with the Holy Spirit also helping us to understand what we are actually reading.
So begin today doing what the Bible says “to grow in the knowledge of God” so that He can begin the molding process.