Morning Short #7 – Clay

8Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.” –Isaiah 64:8

Think back to when you were in grade school, and you were playing with Play-Doh, or putty. Back then, it was an adventure—what could you make out of this random, extraordinary substance? Anything you could possibly imagine, right? The scope of what you could create was limited only by your childlike imagination, and as a kid, that’s a really wide scope! So you set to work and put your hands deep into it; you spent what seemed like immeasurable time trying to painstakingly make the perfect elephant, or the greatest spaceship you could think of.

You knew when everything was said and done, and you showed the finished product to your friends, parents and teachers, that it was going to be amazing—the best thing you’ve ever made.

Guess what? That’s how God imagines you, too.

Today, when you put your whole faith in Him, keep this in mind: not only is it just a painstaking process for you to be crafted as clay by the ultimate potter, but it’s the potter’s sheer and utter joy to make you into what you will be! He delights in using his vast imagination—and that’s a whole lot of imagination beyond us, because Dad’s omniscient—and is excited, just as you were, to see the end result! God is absolutely pumped to be working on you, the clay, and He, the potter, because you are an amazing creation, and are being lovingly and joyously shaped for His purposes.

Rejoice in the process of being yet still an unfinished piece of pottery. There’s a whole lot of excitement and love going into this process of making you…you.

Written by: Michael “Bboy Roach1” Roach

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Author: f3foranswers

A Christ-first B-boy, writer, and fitness-nut. Owner of the blog "F3 For Answers".

2 thoughts on “Morning Short #7 – Clay”

  1. Michael, I loved loved loved this post. For several reasons- I have never thought about God seeing us as the actual clay (even though it’s so OBVIOUS in the Bible)- but the way you described- with endless options to form, and yet he chose to form me?… wow, that’s mind blowing. Also, it’s a great reminder that we are formed, and are continuing to be formed by the Potter. I think I’m super hard on myself for falling short of perfection again and again, not being what others expect me to me, not being enough, etc…. but God is forming me and molding me to conform more to HIM not to this world. And I won’t be enough, I won’t be perfect, but that’s OK because He is molding me. Thank you for this reminder right now. I needed that.. I hope you are doing well, friend! Life has been crazy, but I’m thankful to have had a moment to read this post that helped with my perspective big time!

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