God Is Not Done With You

Philippians 1:6 – And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

I recently visited the studio of a local Fairhope Artist/Potter. He explained the process of making the cups in the attached photo, and I stood in awe at his patience and passion. First, he prepares the clay by wetting, beating, cutting, and kneading it over and over until it’s just right. When the clay is ready, he places it on a potter’s wheel, and molds it until the desired shape emerges. He pushes, pulls, cut, and carves until the vision he has in mind comes to reality.

He then sets it on a shelf for a few days to dry before firing it. After the first firing, he applies a glaze to the cup which allows it to change into beautiful colors as it melts. The final firing heats the cup to over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes the cup very hard, durable, and usable. It also reveals the colors and designs the potter applied to the surface. Only after the clay has been beaten, shaped, stretched, and fired can we see the beauty that this potter had in mind from the beginning. 

The same way, God the Master Potter of our life has great hopes and plans for us and uses life’s circumstances to shape us into what He wishes. There is no doubt that these days are challenging, leaving many of us hurting, hopeless, tired, and filled with anxiety. But today I want to extend Paul’s reassuring message of hope to you: God is not done with you — He will bring to completion — the good work He started in you. What a relief! It’s not up to you. God is the One who started it, and He is the One who will complete it. 

Let Us Pray:

Have Thine own way, Lord! 

Have Thine own way! 

Thou art the potter, 

I am the clay. 

Mold me and make me 

after thy will, 

while I am waiting, 

yielded and still. 


Blessed Love,