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Summary: Sovereignty...The absolute right that God has to run His universe as he wants. He has created it for His own purpose and glory. There comes a time in averyone’s life when you will need a word from God. Do you know how to get that Word from God? This messa

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Introduction: Today is a time when there is a famine in the land..a famine of the Word of God. People are turning to psychics, occults, for guidance. There will come a time when you will need a a Word from God. These passages will give us direction on how to go about hearing that Word.

**Verses one & two tells us that there is a specific place to hear His word. This could be a physical or spiritual location.

**Verse 3...You see God’s will in the midst of the ordinary.

1.) CLAY VESSEL....a SYMBOL OF HUMANITY.

2.) WHEEL....CIRCUMSTANCES AND THINGS THAT OCCUR.

3.) POTTER.....A PICTURE OF GOD.

I. THERE IS A DIVINE PRESENCE AT WORK IN EVERY LIFE:

Verse 3

a.) God is always working in our lives.(wrought a work on the wheel)

b.) Learn to see God’s hand in every circumstance of life.

c.) God has me in His hand and is working a work in my life.

d.) Every circumstance small or great...God is in it.

II. THERE IS A DIVINE PURPOSE AT WORK IN EVERY LIFE:

Verse 4

a.) God has never ask my advice on anything.

b.) A lump of clay does not know anything.

c.) Eph. 2:10 (read) For we are His workmanship...etc.

d.) The smartest thing the clay can do is submit to hand of the Potter. (Have Thine way Lord; Have Thine on way....

e.) God’s desire is to make me Holy...not Happy.

III. THERE IS A DIVINE PATIENCE AT WORK IN EVERY LIFE:

Verse 4

a.) The vessel was marred in the hand of the Potter.

b.) While He was working...the vessel is marred.

**A stubborn spot in the clay/ **A foriegn object, a pebble, a sin in the clay that ought not be there. The vessel is marred in the Hand of the Potter.

c.) Many today are marred in the hand of the Potter.

d.) Notice God’s reaction...He made it again...Praise the Lord!!! He didn’t throw the clay away!!!

e.) God never changes His original purpose for our lives and that demands patience.

**Only God can remake a marred vessel.

**He is the God of a 2nd & 3rd chance.

**Examples of Marred vessels....Adam, Moses, Abraham, David, Peter, (you & Me)

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