Clay in The Hand of A Potter
Today's Daily Devotion - March 10, 2022
By Khai Samante
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. -John 5:30 NIV
In the NASB version of John 5:30, it says, “I can do nothing on My own. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of Him who sent Me.” It clearly states that Jesus possessed a will of His own. He is not God’s puppet. In His last few moments in the garden of Gethsemane, He could have run away and hide from the Roman soldiers instead of praying to God. He could have just lived as a simple carpenter and not start His ministry at all. Yet He was committed to honoring His Father’s will above His own will. He lived to obey God over His own ambitions as a man. We are very familiar with what He prayed while in the garden of Gethsemane. “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will (Matthew 26:39).”
We, too, have our own will. There’s nothing wrong with it if we submit our will to God’s sovereign will, which is all-wise and flawless. Because of our worries and doubts, it can be difficult to completely surrender to God. We are unsure if His intentions are truly superior to ours. We are afraid that if we fully submit to God’s plan, we will forsake our hopes and ambitions.
Surrendering to God’s will is similar to deciding to be a piece of clay in the hand of a potter. We don’t know how we’ll turn out in the end, but we do know that God will transform us into His most beautiful masterpiece.
Lord, help me trust you and fully surrender to your will.