May 19, 2016
I’m a bit obsessed with videos of pottery being molded on a wheel. They are just so mesmerizing! When I need a little break from work or need to clear my mind, I go on Instagram to see these beautiful videos. (Check out some of my fave accounts: @tortus_copenhagen & @shopmazama).
When I was in school I took a pottery wheel class and it was one of the most therapeutic things I’ve ever done in my life. It was like being transported to another time and place. And my mind was solely focused on making the piece of clay into a piece of art. If you haven’t ever tried it, you should!
As I watch these videos, I’m reminded of what God’s word says about His role in our lives. He is the potter and we are the clay.
“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and we are all the work of Your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
The clay is made of minerals, soil, and sometimes metal. At first sight, it seems like a bunch of junk. Insignificant and without purpose. Sometimes that clay can be underestimated and even seen as ugly. I have to admit that when I look at the pieces of my life, my past, my dreams, my home, they seem so insignificant and like a bunch of mumble-jumble.
It’s our tendency to forget who we are in God’s hands. And what He does with the fractured, dirty, muddy parts of our lives. He digs deep into our hearts, mold us, and uses even the worst of who we are to make a masterpiece of our lives.
Being in the handmade business has made me realize that every piece is unique. Every piece takes time to print, cut, trim, package, and deliver. And somehow each piece has its beautiful imperfections.
We may not be perfect or perfectly crafted (both physically and spiritually), but God is constantly putting His hand of grace over every single piece and making into a “good work” for His glory.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart…” (Psalm 139:23)
Would you trust God today and let him search the depth of your heart and scummy parts of your life? Can you place your faith in Him, knowing that the work of His hand is good?
Even if at first it seems like nothing, like junk, and you’re uncertain of what the result will be. The work that He can do in your life will create a perfect and mesmerizing piece of art.
What can you do today to allow God to mold the different parts of your life?