Thinking of my childhood and reminiscing on all the crazy things I did for entertainment, I remembered one of my favorite things to do. That was to play in the mud after a good hard Texas thunderstorm! Mud in Texas is a bit different though, It's really just a bunch of clay. I could be really creative with it most the time, but usually just made a mess everywhere ;)
Clay for me, back in the glory days, was simply something fun to get dirty in and play with. Now clay has a much more significant meaning for me. My understanding has been enlarged as I've studied the scriptures.
The Lord is our potter and we are clay in his hands. He is the one who shapes and molds into what He knows we can become! :)
"But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand." -Isaiah 64:8
When we remember that it is the Lord shaping and molding us, we will have a greater understanding and perspective of why certain things happen in our lives.
"Hath not the potter power over the clay," - Romans 9:21
When we allow the Lord to shape and mold us, as He sees fit, He will use us to bless the lives of others!
"When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay." -John 9:6
Who we are and what were made of is a great deal of how much we've allowed the Lord to work in our lives! :)
"..for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? -Isaiah 29:16