Molding and Making Clay

22670116.jpgThis Sunday in worship, we sang a beautiful medly of two songs that I had not really ever put together.  Have Thine Own Way Lord and The Potter’s Hands.

Consider the lyrical similarities. 

Have thine own way, Lord, Have thine own way
You are the potter, I am the clay
Mold me and make me after thy will
While I am waiting yielded and still

Take me, mold me, use me, fill me
I give my life to the Potter’s hands
Call me, guide me, lead me, walk beside me
I give my life to the Potter’s hands

In this season of my life, I have been praying some of these words quite regularly.  I want to be molded and shaped after God’s will, not my own.  I am having a hard time waiting, yielded and still.  Clay does not have much say in how it is crafted.  Clay is only worked into something beautiful if the Potter so chooses.  The molding process can be tough.  It requires portions to be pinched off, others heavily smoothed, and still other parts beaten and firmly pressed.  There have been days lately that I have felt more beaten and pressed than gently smoothed.

Lord, just make me into what You want me to be.  Take me, mold me, use me, and o’ Lord please fill me.  I give my life to the Potter’s hands.

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