Posted by: Diane | November 29, 2012

Molded By The Master

If I’m in the car at 12:30 p.m., I listen to Charles Stanley for a half hour. This afternoon, he was talking about potters and how they work the clay on their wheel.

As a good preacher does, Charles Stanley organized his sermon with six “P”s –  there’s Power in creating, there is a specific Purpose to what he is doing, the Plan is to mold, the potter is not in a hurry – there is Patience, there is Perseverance as he shapes and reshapes but never wastes the clay and lastly, there is a Personal touch  – the potter leans into his work and never creates two identical pieces of work.

God is the Potter and we are the clay – all He wants is our yielded lives. His gentle touch, His stronger pressure on different parts of our lives…it reminds me of a poem that I memorized years ago.

Written by Irenaues from the 2nd Century.

From God’s Hands

It is not you who shape God;
it is God that shapes you.
If then you are the work of God,
await the hand of the Artist
who does all things in due season.
Offer the Potter your heart,
soft and tractable,
and keep the form in which 
the Artist has fashioned you.
Let your clay be moist,
lest you grow hard and lose 
the imprint of the Potter’s fingers.


  1. Hi Diane,
    I’m loving your blog. Have you heard Charles Stanley’s son Andy preach? I think he is terrific. I suggest you Google Andy Stanley and enjoy his sermons.
    Love Edie

    • Oh, I’m so happy that you’re enjoying the blog, my friend! So good to hear from you! I’ll check out Andy Stanley, for sure! Diane

      • They are both here in Atlanta…we are blessed! xo

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