Sunday, April 12, 2009


A woman entered the library requesting a self-help book. The reference librarian, a specialist in her field, led her to the appropriate shelves. Satisfied, the woman began browsing on her own, eventually finding what she wanted.

Have you noticed that there is a super abundance of self-help books today? All for the purpose of educating us and helping to make ourselves into better human beings.

Yet, how can we, who are precious lumps of clay in God’s hands, improve ourselves? It’s not possible for the clay to mold itself. A Potter is needed. It is the Potter alone who has the power to shape us into what He intends.

God, the Potter, may use self-help books to set us on the right path. Yet it is the Potter who has a vision of what He wants to create in us and out of us. As we submit ourselves into His hands, only then can we be shaped perfectly for His use.

O Lord, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou art our potter; we are all the work of Thy hand. Isaiah 64:8

Heavenly Father, I submit myself into Your hands so that You can make of me what You will. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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