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We Are the Clay

February 11, 2015

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We  Are  the Clay

We are molded  by what  we invite  into our lives.     If we allow  every sort  of sin  and evil  into our lives,  they will soon control  our thinking,  attitudes,  and life styles.     We can become something  so distorted  that we even hate ourselves,  but feel helpless  to change.

What we need  is  God working  in our lives  —  so we can have the true peace  and joy  we long for.

Isaiah realized  that truth  for all  of Israel.     In Isaiah 64,  Isaiah prays  that God  would come powerfully  to save  the Israelites,  in spite  of their long history  of sin.     He asked  that God  would deliver  the people  from  the power  of their sins.     In other words,  Israel’s habit  of sinning  had become  powerfully entrenched  in their  whole lives.     Sin  has power.     Everybody  was living  in the same sins,  and nobody had  the wherewithal  to be the only one  to start living  according to God’s word.     They were all   so accustomed  to their sinful life styles,  and no one  had  any power  to change themselves.

But all things  are possible  with God.     So,  Isaiah humbly prayed  in Isaiah 64:8,

But now,  O LORD,  You are  our Father,
We are the clay,  and You  our potter;
And all  of us  are the work  of Your hand.

We all need  to humbly pray  as Isaiah,  so that  God  our Savior might come  and work  His works  of salvation  in our lives.     We need  to realize  that we are only  a lump  of clay  that has no power  to mold itself.     God our Creator  needs  to remake us  —  change the shape  of our lives  —  and form us  into praiseworthy beings  —  sinless,  faithful,  and loving.

As God  our Savior  remakes us,  we become free  to say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for faithfully working  in our lives.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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