Would I rather stay a lump of clay,
or be molded
into something beautiful?
Would I rather be safe?
Or would I rather experience life
Would I rather God grow me through the tough stuff
or stay unchanged,
He uses all for my good,
and I can rely on this promise
I trust Him to mold me
with His loving hands
– Susie Stewart
Still, Eternal One, You are our Father.
We are just clay, and You are the potter.
We are the product of Your creative action, shaped and formed into something of worth.
– Isaiah 64:8 (VOICE)
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.
– Romans 8:28 (VOICE)
Every man’s character remains as it is, or continues in the direction in which it is going, until it is compelled by IMPRESSED FORCES to change that state. Our failure has been the failure to put ourselves in the way of the impressed forces. There is a clay, and there is a Potter; we have tried to get the clay to mould the clay.
– Henry Drummond
What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’
– Isaiah 45:9 (NLT)