O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8 New King James Version
As Christians we are constantly put on the potters wheel. We are the work of His hand.
Now from my experience first you must go through the furnace of affliction and then the potters wheel.
The furnace of affliction is the most difficult and painful time of a Christians life. This is where Jehovah allows circumstances to happen that will burn off your bad attributes.
For me it was stubbornness, unforgiveness and spitefulness. It was a slow process that took two years.
Once this was accomplished then and only then was I put on the potters wheel. It is a process that lasts a lifetime.
Sometimes with clay there are parts of it that are very hard and must be pounded to make it soft and moldable.
So too it is with us.
Here are times when we are stubborn and difficult. In those times the Lord will allow difficult times to come to us to pound out that stubbornness and make us moldable again.
“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.” John Stott
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim (God our maker) for the painful experience of burning off the dross. Thank you for sticking with it in molding this lumpy piece of clay into the vessel You desire me to be. I extoll You in the name of the greatest molder of them all Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day