Potter

On our journey with the Lord, it’s easy to forget that all things work together for good to them that love Him (Romans 8:28), which means God can use anything, any situation, anyone to help us become all that He created us to be. We are “God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV). Nothing we go through is wasted therefore. As we put our trust in Him and allow Him to work in us, though things may take a while to take shape –  it’s win win in the end as we have the encouraging words of scripture that remind us that  “the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day”. (Proverbs 4:18 AKJV)

jar

Thank You, Lord,
for Your arms of love
all around us,
shaping us
for heaven
above.
On solid ground
You keep our feet
as we walk life’s street.
As a potter works with clay,
every day, You’re working to
melt and mold us, till Your perfect
will unfolds; refining, till at last we’re
shining, as gold. Help us, Lord, to
understand. Let this piece of clay, I pray,
be a useful vessel in Your hand,
surrendered and transformed
by Your pure and
holy love.

 –oOo–

© 2014 Christine V Mitchell

(published in Forever Grateful:  Inspirational Christian Poetry
 by Christine V Mitchell

(Photo courtesy of kozzi.com)

5 thoughts on “Potter”

  1. I just LOVE this, Christine!!! and did you know that the word translated “handiwork” in Ephesians 2:10 is the Greek word “poema.” It’s the word from which we get poem. So that verse always touches my heart in a very special way. To know that we, you and I, are His poems to the world. Isn’t that one of the sweetest things ever?! So blessed by this poem, Christine. Thank you! Lisa D

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa for your wonderful comments. I didn’t actually know that .. that’s really interesting and special! I’m really glad you enjoyed my poem and am so glad to meet another fellow poet :0 Looking forward to sharing and keeping in touch. God bless! Christine

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