|A Quest To Know God|
|Written by Min. Deidra Brown|
|Thursday, 21 June 2012 08:18|
Are you an unproductive clay vessel or are you one of great value, which is willing to remain in the Lord’s hand for polishing? Why do you ask such a question? Well, you know, it is indeed important, imperative, really, to know whether you want to be polished or not. Many people, who say they are Christians seem to feel they can clean up their own lives. I am wondering do you think that way, because if you do, I want you to tell me how do you start, and at what point of your life do you start? One must know that Jesus said, “If any man will follow Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” [Luke 9:23] That Scripture clearly tells you what you MUST do. Are you willing to say Lord, I am the clay you are the potter, mold me and shape me after your own will. [Isaiah 64:8]. You see, many followers want to follow when it is convenient and to receive whatever they are seeking after, and then turn and walk away, when the way gets a bit uncomfortable. Are you that way?
Jeremiah was concerned about the vessel that the potter held in his hand. It was ruined. He, no doubt, wondered what could have possibly gone wrong that caused the vessel to be so undesirable in the Potter’s Hand. Nevertheless, he observed, and received the message God wanted him to learn. The Potter had to make another vessel, which was most desirable.
The lesson that Jeremiah learned was Israel was God’s vessel, in His hand, and it was in God’s power to make of her what He desired, just as you are in His hand. If you are willing, He will make you a most desirable vessel to serve for Him, and fit for the Master’s use in bringing in the harvest. Are you in the Master’s Hand?
Jesus said the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Will you be such a worker to work for Him today? The Lord need workers to work for Him this way: Work for Him, the reward is great for the price that you pay. Work for Him.
Since the Lord is the Potter and you are the clay, you must recognize that fact, and ask Him to mold you for His service. Paul so beautifully illustrated the work of laborers, who work together with God in I Corinthians 3:6-9.
These are some of the many things you must be purged from. II Timothy 2:20-24 point them out. You must be vigilant, and read about them, because many others also have been the Christian’s blockers from the many wonderful works of our Lord. There are many mighty works of the Lord that He has for you to do. Jesus said, “Greater works than these you will do.” [John 14:12]