“Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16, English Standard Version) Confession. With all the time I’ve had at home for the past several weeks in lockdown, I haven’t accomplished as much as I thought I would. Others seem to be organizing closets, clearing garages of useless items, packing things to donate to charity, and doing spring cleaning. While I tell myself I should do that, I’ve put it off for still another day. Perhaps I’m not alone in my lack of productivity. I recently saw an article that asked, “Why is doing nothing…
“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2, Christian Standard Bible). A few months ago, I discovered an app for my cell phone called Bible Lens that has been fun to use. The app will go into my photo file and suggest verses of Scripture to illustrate the photo. For example, the app pulled a photo of my niece in her graduation cap and gown and added Jeremiah 29:11 to the design: “For I know…
“Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?” (Romans 9:21, in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)
This morning this scripture put me in my place when I read it and realized that He’s the potter and I’m just clay.
A potter’s occupation is to make earthen vessels. Clay has no real value until it’s placed into the potter hands. With his hands, he begins to form it into something of his choosing.
He can do whatever He desires with me because He’s in charge. I can’t possibly pull myself up by the proverbial “boot straps.” I want to stay in the Master Potter’s hands and let Him mold me according to His plan. I’m in good hands when I’m in His hands.
Prayer: Lord, mold me and make me after Your will. Help me to be pliable and flexible to what You have in mind for me. I desire to be a vessel of honor. In Jesus Name, amen!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton