Beloved this evening I want to express my concern for the people that feel as if there is no hope for them in the will of God. People have been lied to due to the failures that were placed in their past as excuses of Christ not moving in their lives but this evening beloved I want to voice the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I want to voice out that Christ is in to redeeming the broken and using the pieces of our lives as master piece of great price. A master piece of sure miracle a master piece of true change and priceless value, that master piece beloved is you and I.
Many of us here this evening have felt the sting of our failures and have used this as a source of great distressing attitude, and have seen our lives as wasted or maybe even tainted and have seen no hope in our lives after this process has taken place in our minds, but God is into restoring the broken and I pray that this evening you can catch the master potter’s vision as He who is Great is shaping you even right now.
Some people will change when they see the light. Others change only when they feel the heat.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. We need the hand of the Master Potter who beloved is Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 18:1-6 (New King James Version)
The Potter and the Clay
1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: 2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” 3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 6 “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!
As we have read our scripture beloved God has sent His servant to the potters house, not to preach a sermon but to receive and prepare one for God’s people, God told Jeremiah to go and observe what I want to do and how I will used and mold my people O’ Israel. As the servant of God has set his heart on receiving from God, God says there I will whisper silently into your heart a message for my people. Beloved this evening God has a word for His people and has a special message for you to take to heart, take home and rejoice off of today. Jesus wants you to know something about this pottery that He speaks of.
Sometimes beloved as the potter is starting to mold and shape this clay it can become marred as the bible says in our scripture that the clay became marred.
1. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
2. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil. A disfiguring mark; a blemish.
The clay becomes uncooperative and thus leaving the clay to be imperfect and blemished, not manageable, I wonder if this sounds familiar, the master potter still works on this clay as the bible tells us this evening. While Jeremiah looks intently and carefully as God darts into His mind these two great truths which he must preach to the people of Israel. This has been my people God says, I want you and I to look at this in the respect of us this evening we have been uncooperative. We have somewhere in our lives became unmanageable thus leaving us blemished and marred. But Pastor I am not clay.
Now beloved let us work this in to our lives as the bible says that man was made of the dust of the earth and formed by the hand of God, as we live our lives we are in the hands of the Master Potter, but sometimes beloved we can be difficult, we can become marred, blemished imperfect and thus leaving us to believe that we cannot be used at all for God’s purpose. Some of you know exactly what I mean, this can come from the new convert to the older saint that is still dealing with their short comings as if I am tall enough to see it.
But the wonderful thought of hope that our bible gives you and I is the hope that the potter can always use our imperfections for the glory of His own as it pleases Him.