American King James Version
But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕➕
When the Father created man in His own image. He used red clay from the ground to fashion a vessel that would house the Spirit that brings the soul to life. In this vessel (flesh) we can become great men/women for the Masters use. But, we can also become terribly selfish and indugling to lifes temporary things.
If you can recall the beginnings of creation. Man is the only species that the Creator touched to make and fashion. So, the Lord had His hands in our lives from the very beginning.
So many times we try to become, without Him. We try to have an identity and not be associated with the one whose hands fashioned us from nothing but dirt and sand. In His hands we can become more than just a shell of a man. In the Potters hands we can be made to shine and feel inward satisfaction of being a good vessel for the Master to use.
God wants to finish us in the refiners fire. Take us through the kennel to make a final product from what He felt was good in the first place. It was the imagination of being something else without Him that created a flaw in our design. Now the Creator God has to break us to make us again from scratch. In this process of breaking we become aware of ourselves and want to save bits and pieces that were not of the original design, and He wont allow it. That is why the vessel wars against the Spirit. That Scripture in Galatians 5. Notice it is works of flesh against work of the Spirit. Your mind is in between, that is your intellect or soul in the greek is whats caught in between this everlasting war with flesh to have its way over the Spirit.
So the vessel has a flaw deep within the foundation of its creative mass, and God will have what He wants from you and I. Even if we end up back in the pile of dirt and mud for Him to remake and refine with His vehement compassion to keep us in His original design.
Let Gods hands get into you, not just outwardly. Let Him finish whats cracked inside that no one can see. Outwardly we are perfectly flawless. We can hold a beautiful bouquet. The problem is we cannot hold the whole thing without revealing ourselves to the world we are trying to impress. I guess a half dozen can still get a smile on the face of those we want to present our gifts to. They dont know theres another six laying in the sink because our vase is to small.