The Crock of Clay. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it." (Jeremiah 18:3-4) I understand what it takes to make something out of virtually nothing and how important it is for the potter to control the clay and not the other way around. Having my Bachelor’s in Theology the study of God it is no reasoning in me that there is a God that directs us and we are just mere Clay. I want to talk to you about the difference between being the potter, the one who makes and forms the clay, and being the clay, that which is molded by the hands of someone else. For whichever one you decide to be in your Christian life will determine whether you will be submissive to God and do whatever He wants you to or be stubborn and go your own way and do your own thing. Clay is only a fine-grained, firm earthy material that is plastic when wet and hardens when heated, consisting primarily of hydrated silicates of aluminum and widely used in making bricks, tiles, and pottery. A hardening or no hardening material having a consistency similar to clay and used for modeling. Clay is a fine-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter. Clays are plastic due to their water content and become hard, brittle and non–plastic upon drying or firing. Well clay needs coloring when it is spindle around a wheel it looks like nothing. Just mud that rubs off and away from the place in question. What is amazing is that God will put us back on that spindle and mush us up again shaking us up once more starting over, molding us making us. The place in questions could be sin so God often will form us from the living waters of the Word of God. By definition, clay is nothing more than any earth that forms a paste with water and hardens when heated or dried. Since we were made from the dust of the ground I don't think that anyone would argue the point that we are the clay. (Genesis 2:7) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. God is the potter we are clay. The definition of off is something that is no longer attached, no longer in operation or no longer happening. So as to be removed from the spindle there needs to be separated from the thing that it is attach to. It is from cloth or dyed leather making of earthenware pot, jar, or other containers. Once made then God puts all kinds of gifts into this jar. However because we are made in sin and shape in iniquities God puts pressure and friction to our lives that we made be good for the masters use. After time letting it slowly cook in my cracked theological crock pot. Once God allow the heat you let slowly cook in your cracked crock pot to mead any cracks holes or dents. What I come to find out is that people need high heat and some need low. Many of us just need to slowly simmer. We are all crock pot of fragile clay. A jar of clay God is working in. There's not room in this clay jar for both God and someone else's. There is only enough room for healing crack pots. God cleans polishers us up so that we can be use by Him. He will send people to manipulate us we must stand on the Word of God. Saying all manner of evil about us. Even when the application of pressure and friction with many trails and tribulation. God will apply a rubbing lotion on His hands then he will give us beauty for our ashes. There are time we are just like fabric and we tear easily. Other times we need to be shaped again. Gods desire to get us out of the place of comfort to the place of destiny. Weaving us shaping us together forming us into the image of the only begotten Son. Depending on the content of the soil, clay can appear in various colors, from white to dull gray or brown to a deep orange-red. Clays are distinguished from other fine-grained soils by differences in size and mineralogy. Just like there can many servants but only one master there can also be many lumps of clay but only one potter to mold them.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Crock of Clay
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