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Mould Me
13 July, 2008, 10:48 pm
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This is the most suitable analogy to describe how God works in our lives. He moulds us from a lump of clay to a pottery and we are able to be filled with Him daily so that we can pour into other people’s potteries. The shape of the pottery represents our character, and whatever decorations or details on it are like the material possessions of the world. These details can wear off over time or get washed away on rainy days. Basically, they will not last. It is only the shape (character) that is kept permanent and be brought to heaven after death.

 

Any issues of the past must be settled and not hidden away with the attitude saying, “I just musn’t let this happen again.” The hurt will not disappear but rather, sink deeper within you. So deep that only God can remove it. This is like sand stuck in the mould. For God to mould you into a better person, you have to ask Him to intervene to remove this bits of sand.

 

And some of you may be wondering why some potteries are different from another. Isn’t it… UNFAIR?

Romans 9:21 “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?”

Romans 9:14-15 “What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.””

This is why in Exodus 7:14-11:10, God hardened Pharaoh’s heart although Aaron and Moses performed miracles. This is so that God’s power will be displayed.

Romans 9:17 “For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.””

(References: Wasn’t God Unfair In Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart?)

 

Therefore, do not lose heart and think that God is unfair. He is actually in the process of unfolding His plan for you. Just like standing on the underside of a huge cross-stitched cloth, you do not know what the bigger picture is, only the artist knows. Until he is done, you can either doubt or trust that he is doing up a perfect piece of work. In the midst of cross-stitching, trust in God that His piece of work is a perfect one for you.

 

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