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Broken Vessels in the Potters Hand

Discussion in 'Devotionals' started by Chad, Feb 22, 2007.

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  1. Broken Vessels in the Potters Hand - February 22, 2007

    I have been disquieted in my spirit lately. I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I go from perfect peace, to turbulence and rough waters over night. God gave me a short parable based on the potter and the clay.

    Carl, What happens when a clay vessel that has been put in the kiln and the fire has finished molding it?

    Well, it is done I think. It is hardened and formed and ready to use.

    That is right. It is ready to use. Now, what is different between the clay used to make that vessel and a ball of clay in the potters hand?

    The clay is more moldable and able to be shaped?

    Correct. Now, what happens when you take the finished vessel and throw it forcefully to the ground?

    It breaks into many pieces.

    Again, correct. Now, pick up all those pieces and put them back together again so that the vessel is as good as it was before you threw it to the ground.

    Umm, God, I do not think that is possible. There are many big parts, but lots of small pieces that I do not know where they are supposed to go.

    O.K. then, why are you trying to pick up the pieces of your old vessel and integrate them into the soft moldable clay I am forming into a beautiful vase?

    I guess because I have been trying to go back to some of the ways I used to have my old habits and ways.

    Very Good.

    Lord, How can I stay moldable as a lump of clay and not get hardened up like my old life?

    You need two things to keep clay moldable. You need water to keep it moist, that is the Word of God. The other thing you need is gentle hands and tools to mold the clay. That is Me when you pray to me.

    O.K. Lord, thank you for lovingly molding me and making me a new creation. I will listen more for you to speak in my life and mold my clay.

    Carl Holmes is a freelance writer and seminary student living in Colorado Springs, CO. He currently writes on the blog site Thoughts of a Gyrovague and he can be reached at
  2. #2 ladylovesJesus, Feb 22, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2007
    Thank you Chad for posting this. What a wondeful way to explain the potters hand.

    Thank you Jesus that you are moulding us and shaping us to be more like You.

    I just found this wonderful song

    Change my heart oh God
    Make it ever true
    Change my heart oh God
    May I be like You

    You are the potter
    I am the clay
    Mould me and make me
    This is what I pray.

    God bless :love: :rainbow: :rose:

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