Jeremiah 18: 1-4 1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
Did you ever see those makeover shows on TV and the person comes out looking like a hot mess and then “woola!” they come back out and they look amazing? Well God does makeovers like that too. We can be a spiritual hot mess….but the master has all the right stuff to make us beautiful inside…..a makeover.
God said to me today I need a makeover, a remolding, a renewal, a refreshing, a change and a reshaping. No He was not talking about my full figure self ( well maybe that too) but me as a child of God, who I am as a person…..my attitude, my emotional self, my mind, my behavior, well….all of me. OUCH! I recently read this scripture Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: I said to myself no way because I know that there are things I don’t want to face about myself and then wait for a trial that the Master will use to fix me.
Even as I write this I feel bad about thinking that way. I have a lot of trials going on in my life right now so I don’t want any extra test and trials….but wait…….these ARE the trials and test that are remolding me!!! ….Whew! I’m wiping my brow right now! I have told the Lord to change anything He doesn’t like about me in the past during intense prayer.
This is why I need to get into that secret place with the Lord because when I am that deep in His presence I am so much more submissive to His will because I feel His powerful presence ….I’m more aware of my weak flawed flesh. I’m so humbled before my almighty Father. His Holiness is too much for me to even gaze at. God looks at my heart when I’m deep in the spirit of prayer and He finds things and reveals them to me then I confess my sins to Him and Jesus forgives me. He will fix the problems we have through trials and test so you will learn to not do the negative sinful things again. Come on now…. you know how we humans are….let’s be real…I know I’m not the only one. I want to do right things all the time but like it says in the bible…..the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. (Matt.26:41).
I wrote this poem in 1992:
Help! I’m on the potter’s wheel again
It seems to have no beginning
It seems to have no end
Help me to have patience, perseverance, obedience, and trust
If you don’t help me Lord
I feel I will bust
I’m spinning you see, almost out of control
I can see you’ll get the Glory
As my Story unfolds
Your tender mercy, is just what I need
With your amazing Grace
I know I’ll succeed
Message for today: Don’t jump off the potter’s wheel….hold on……trust the Master’s skills…..Pray for endurance while He works on you! I can tell you with 100% assurance we will come out PERFECT in the end. Are you ready for your makeover?