Lord, You are the potter, and I the clay!

December 2, 2014.

“There is no one who calls upon your name,
    who rouses himself to take hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us,
    and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.
But now, O Lord, you are our Father;
    we are the clay, and you are our potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.
Be not so terribly angry, O Lord,
    and remember not iniquity forever.
    Behold, please look, we are all your people.”
(Isaiah 64:7-9)

Lord, remove my pride,
Let me come humbly to your side,
To bow before Your throne.
Lord, remove my pride.

Lord, make me Your own,
As on my heart Your will sewn,
That I may be one in You.
Lord, make me Your own.

Lord, my failures forgive,
When I fail my life for you to live,
Guide me back.
Lord, my failures forgive.

Lord, You are the potter, and I the clay,
Mold me gently day by day.
Shape me into who You will.
Lord, You are the potter, and I the clay!

“The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.

Then the word of the Lord came to me: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.”
(Jeremiah 18:1-8)

Lord, we come before You now,
Into Your presence us allow,
Let us be wholly Thine.
Lord, we come before You now.

Lord, take away our sinful points,
By Your righteousness us anoint.
Shape us to be holy.
Lord, take away our sinful points.

Lord, guide us by Your mighty hand,
Point us to that promised land,
Make us a people Your own.
Lord, guide us by your mighty hand.

Lord, You are the potter, and we the clay,
Mold us gently day by day.
Shape us into who You will.
Lord, You are the potter, and we the clay!

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?”
(Romans 9:20-24)

Lord, who are we to talk to Thee?
Could we make but a plea?
We cannot compare.
Lord, who are we to talk to Thee?

Lord, You are sovereign and supreme,
Who are we that You redeemed?
Why have we prospered?
Lord, You are sovereign and supreme.

Lord, You have bestowed on us great gifts,
Your grace and mercy our souls lift,
You have given us choice.
Lord, You have bestowed on us great gifts.

Lord, You are the potter, and we the clay,
Mold us gently day by day.
Shape us into who You will.
Lord, You are the potter, and we the clay!

Lord, You are the potter, and we the clay,
Mold us gently day by day.
Shape us into who You will.
Lord, You are the potter, and we the clay!
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Suggested Daily Reading: Isaiah 64, Jeremiah 18, Romans 9-11.

Mold us, Lord.

-Walter

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