11 Oct 2018

What Will God Make Today?

by Alan Jefferies

Start by reading…Jeremiah 16:16 - 18:231 Thessalonians 4:1 - 5:3Psalm 81:1-16Proverbs 25:6-8

One of the best-known parts of the Old Testament is a passage in Jeremiah 18 in which Jeremiah is instructed by God to visit the potter’s house. While there, God speaks to him and reminds Jeremiah:

“… as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!” (Jeremiah 18:6).

Even though the passage relates to Israel the principle applies to us as Christians. Each of us is as clay in the hand of the Potter. It is good to be reminded that God can take marred, broken clay and make something beautiful out of it. Many of us believe God will make something beautiful in the future, perhaps in eternity, but do we believe He will do it today?

Whatever situation we find ourselves in God can make something beautiful. Maybe today He will shape you into a friend for the lonely, or a hope for the desperate, or perhaps a comfort for the bereaved; maybe even a light that shines in the darkness of someone’s world, leading them to Jesus.

What God makes of us today is not dependent on the clay, but the heart and the hand of the Potter. His heart wants to bless you and, in blessing you, bless the world around you. How creative are we prepared for God to be in our lives? Are we prepared to allow the One who imagined the beauty of creation before speaking it into being to create something beautiful in our world and to create it with the clay of our lives?

Pause and reflect: “Father, we pray that you who made something beautiful out of dust will make something beautiful out of clay. We pray that what you make today will beautify the world for those around us. Amen.”

Alan Jefferies
Alan Jefferies

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