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Today's Insight - December 28, 2012

  • 2012 Dec 28
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Today's Insight from Chuck Swindoll

The Sovereign Potter
by Charles R. Swindoll

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, 
we are the clay, and You our potter; and 
all of us are the work of Your hand.
Isaiah 64:8

By now in our Christian walk we hardly need the reminder that life is not a cloud-nine utopia. It is a terribly unrealistic view to think that Christ helps you live happily ever after; it's downright unbiblical! Most of life is learning and growing, falling and getting back up, forgiving and forgetting, accepting and going on.

We know the sovereign Potter is working with our clay as He pleases. 

I've watched a few potters at work. And it's a funny thing. I have seen them suddenly mash the clay down and start over again. Each time they do this, the clay comes out looking entirely different. And with gifted potters, they can start over and over—and each time it's better and better.

He is the Potter, we are the clay. He is the one who gives the commands; we are the ones who obey.

He is shaping us over into the image of His Son.

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