God is ALWAYS trying to teach me something. There are always new ways to think about the word of God; new revelations he wants to give; new doors he wants to open. Upon reflection I realized, I am not always open to the newness of God. Several parts of my heart are hard to the Lord. I know this.
But because God is God, I also know if he wants to teach me a lesson he will, just as the potter he is. When a potter creates a masterpiece it goes through several iterations. The same is true with God and us. We grow, change, and continue to be molded into who God wants us to be. When clay gets hard it has to be rehydrated; it has to be reworked. I stay hydrated by drinking the living water that is God. As I continue to seek him, he will keep me malleable. Once I stop seeking him in an area that part of my heart begins to dry and get hard.
As I go through life, I pick up lessons through my experiences. I know I can’t keep everything I pick up; bruises from relationships, my disobedience, negative thoughts, etc. I have to let them go. When I hold on I don’t allow God to mold my thinking or bring healing.
I watched several videos on the process of rehydrating clay. It’s not a long process, but it can be hard and tedious if not done correctly. I wonder, how many parts of my heart need massaging to get me back in working order? Potters can’t mold dry clay, they can’t create something beautiful from a piece of material that is drying out. I’m praying that in this season I stay malleable that every part of me stays open to the lessons God has for me.
But now, Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are our potter. All of us are the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8
God is good y’all!