Special and Normal Clay
“And yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand” (Isaiah 64.8 NLT).
We are the masterpiece of God our Father in heaven (Ephesians 2.10). Everything we do in submission and obedience to Him is beautiful no matter how we perceive it. Doing the dishes as service to our family is just as awe-inspiring as teaching a Bible study for our church. If they are both done in accordance to the Holy Spirit, they are both stunning strokes of paint on the canvas of our life. So many times, we want our days and moments to be filled with epic actions and grand circumstances, and we may look down on the normal, day-to-day activities of service to our family, others and God. But God has placed us in a life that will be filled with both the extraordinary and the ordinary. We can’t avoid the “small” things that we are called to do and expect God to bless the “big” things. A blessed relationship is built on both small and big things. An anointed ministry is established through small and big things. And a life dedicated to God will also be shaped by the small and big things. God can and will use us according to His Kingdom Plan, which will entail both the authority and humility of the Gospel. Jesus not only spoke from the mountain top, He also got on the floor and washed feet. We must never forget that as we minister to God and others, we will find ourselves on the mountain and the floor. They are both important because they each give depth and richness to our life of faith.
“When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into?” (Romans 9.21 NLT).
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