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Devotions > Appropriating Supernatural Power for Productivity and Peace (Day 5)

16 Aug 2009


Day Five:     Meditate on the scriptures below and address the questions that follow.
Perspective:     God describes us as clay and Himself as the potter. Clay has no plans. It has no desires of its own. Clay is completely moldable in the hands of the potter.
·         Isaiah 29:16 (AMP)
16 [Oh, your perversity!] You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be considered of no more account than the clay? Shall the thing that is made say of its maker, He did not make me; or the thing that is formed say of him who formed it, He has no understanding?
·         Isaiah 45:9 (AMP)
9 Woe to him who strives with his Maker!—a worthless piece of broken pottery among other pieces equally worthless [and yet presuming to strive with his Maker]! Shall the clay say to him who fashions it, What do you think you are making? or, Your work has no handles?
·         Isaiah 64:8 (AMP)
8 Yet, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand.
·         Jeremiah 18:4-6 (AMP)
4 And the vessel that he was making from clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he made it over, reworking it into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me:
6 O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does? says the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
·         Romans 9:21 (AMP)
21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same mass (lump) one vessel for beauty and distinction and honorable use, and another for menial or ignoble and dishonorable use?
·         John 9:1-7 (ASV)
1 And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?
3 Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4 We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
5 When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed his eyes with the clay,
7 and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). He went away therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
To fulfill your divine purpose you must become like clay, completely useable in the hands of the Savior.
To what does clay compare itself?    With what does clay compete?   What does clay create?
Who does clay correct?   What does clay control?
To better understand how we are becoming like clay we should make a comparison using our name in the place of clay for each of the above questions.  This is the time to be very honest.  We will not ask God to improve that which we refuse to confess.
After prayer and reflection and a quiet time of listening .....  write out the changes you sense God desires you to work out in your life.

Jeff Williams