“Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 (NIV)
I was not raised in the Catholic faith; I was raised in another faith.  My dad and all of my brothers are ministers; church and singing has always been a part of my life.  Years ago, there was a Southern Gospel group called the Hinsons or The Hinson Family…something like that.  The group was made up of, I believe, 3 brothers and 1 sister and they wrote much of their own songs.  One of the brothers wrote a song called The Potter and The Clay.  Here are the lyrics…as best I can remember them!
Potter And The Clay

Verse: 1
Potter, hear the clay, saying mold me in thy way,
that I may share this love instilled in me,
with skillful hands perform the task, just like thee,

Lords all I ask, and Father, let your spirit breathe on me.


I’m just a hand full of clay, the potter found along the way,

and I’ll never know what Jesus sees in me,

but I won’t try to understand, just be yielded in your hands,

and all I ask, dear Lord, is let me be like thee.
Have you ever seen a potter with their clay?  I have not…at least not in person.  But look at this.  The clay takes shape in the Potter’s hands…that is what I strive for in my life…to LET the POTTER take control, LET the POTTER mold me, LET the POTTER work in my life.  Sometimes, I have to ask myself if I am the POTTER or the CLAY.  I know what I am SUPPOSED to be, but too often in life I want to take control.  I want to be the potter!  If you have read this blog very often or know me personally, you know that I like to be in charge, I like to be in control…letting go is very hard for me.  So, I pray that I can be more like clay, that I can be more willing to mold to the Lord’s will for my life.
Lord, please help me be more like you.  Help me take this journey one day at a time and let you mold me into the person you wish me to be. Thank you for another day to start over and try again…
Blessings and Peace…


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