Jeremiah 18:1-10 provides us a moment to read instructions given to Jeremiah with a natural example of a Spiritual process. There have been songs about it and I’m sure we have worshipped God for being able to come to the Potter’s. But there has been a poor representation of our coming to His house. What do I mean? Let’s talk.
Humans are the representation of God through Jesus Christ that we see here on earth. We as humans are fallen but God is not. Our focus gets off and we a lot of times forget that the representative is not the Potter. We also forget that we are representatives as well. Often our disappointment in a falsely positionEd representative causes us to turn away from Jesus Christ. So we miss coming to the Potter with the cares of our heart. Because we judge others we hide our offenses so we won’t be judged. But there are wind of the spirit (unseen by man) that God knows and sees.
No matter what you have experienced or caused, the Potter - God our Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit can make us again. I’ll make this personal for you. For years I thought one thing about myself that was the foundation of all of the life changes and things I strive for. And then I had an encounter with God that was the culmination of years of asking God to allow me be who He has made me to be. Eyes opened and mind blown to say the least!
It is during these moments I have learned to truly forgive, to truly give grace rather they ask or not, to truly learn to love like we have been commanded. But it has also truly freed me to live in the love of the Holy God. Unashamed of His work in my life. Free of self-condemnation and fear of just being free. I am so thankful for this healing God Himself has ushered me into when He knew I was ready to embrace it. The Potter. That is one aspect of Who God is. One aspect of what He has done and is doing in my life continually, and I gladly remain on the wheel of being made better. Never be afraid of what God is doing in your life. Embrace the wheel.
Forever on the Potter’s wheel,