THURSDAY 16TH JUNE,2016
TOPIC: BE WILLING TO LET GOD MOULD YOU
TEXT: Jeremiah 18:1 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the LORD “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!…”
One of China’s first missionaries, spent forty years telling the people about the love of Jesus and how He died to take away their sin. One day, after he had finished speaking, a man approached him and said, ‘We know this Jesus! He’s been here.’ The missionary explained how that wasn’t possible because Jesus had lived and died long ago in a country far from China. ‘Oh no,’ the man insisted, ‘He died here.l can even show you his grave.’ He led him outside the city to a cemetery where a man was buried. There, inscribed on a crumbling gravestone was the name of a medical doctor who felt called by God to live and died among the people of this remote Chinese village and when the people heard him describe the attributes of Jesus—His mercy, His love, His kindness, His willingness to forgive—they remembered the missionary doctor.
God will use you when you’re willing to become ‘clay in the potter’s hand’. Clay has no aspirations; it’s mouldable, pliable and completely subject to the potter’s will. ‘When God’s assignment demands humility, He finds a servant willing to be humbled. When it requires zeal, He looks for someone He can fill with His Spirit. God uses holy vessels, so He finds those who’ll allow Him to remove their impurities. It’s not a noble task being clay. There’s no glamour to it, nothing boast-worthy, except it’s exactly what God’s Looking for.
STUDY THE BIBLE
MK 3:20-35/2SAM 7 & 8/DAN 4