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Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Isaiah 64:8

Have you ever asked the Lord to mold you and in the process transform you? I have and that is a special prayer our heavenly Father loves to answer. Our Lord knows what is best for us and He has a special plan to accomplish this. When we ask the Lord to mold and transform us, we are giving up our will for His will in our life. That is a sign of maturity. We live in world that calls us to look out for just ourselves. The Lord calls us to a different plan where we pick up the cross daily and follow Him. When you let Jesus take your hand, He will take you to places you never thought you would go and enable you to do what you never thought was possible.  

Did Mary ask the Lord to mold and transform her? The Scripture does not say. The Bible does say that when the angel explained to Mary how she was going to have a baby as a virgin, she trusted. There was no doubt or further discussion.  Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. [1] Luke 1:38.

By her response, Mary demonstrated her faith in the Lord to do what He said. “Let it be done to me.” She could have said, “Let the Lord mold me as He desires.” How would your life look different if you got up each day and prayed, “Lord mold and transform me for the work you have for me today?”

Isaiah 64:8 says, “And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.” [2] Our heavenly Father loves to mold His children. It gives Him great pleasure to shape us for the wonderful work He has for us. When the Lord molds us, He is not far away for His hands are on us. They are as close as a potter’s hands are to the clay. The Potter’s hands are loving and nurturing as He shapes and molds us. It may seem that our life is spinning out of control. But at those times, we are like the clay on the potter’s wheel. It is during times of trials that God can mold us in a way that He couldn’t otherwise.

What circumstances in your life did the Lord use to mold you? Take a chance today and ask the Lord in prayer to mold you for greater work in His Kingdom. Don’t be surprised to feel the hands of the potter upon you as He transforms you. 

Listen to the story of Mary here:

[1, 2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Luke 1:38, Isaiah 64:8). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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