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His Divine Influence

Jeremiah believed for his nation to change. God’s people had been falling back instead of moving forward in their relationship with the Lord. The scripture says in Jeremiah 18:1-2, “The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.” The Message Bible says, “Up on your feet! Go to the potter’s house. When you get there, I’ll tell you what I have to say.”

God wants us to stay on the potter’s wheel. As we do, a personal transformation takes place in our lives. The Holy Spirit wants to work in our lives but somewhere along the line, we get off the potter’s wheel. We must spend time letting God mold us and change us. Lynne Hammond said, “We must go daily to the potter’s wheel to be shaped by His tender hand.” How do we stay on the potter’s wheel?

  1. We study the Word. Paul writes in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” As we study the Bible by faith and look into the scriptures for the purpose of receiving revelation and truth, we are changed.

  2. We pray. First John 1:3 says, “And truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ.” Prayer time is quality time with the Lord. As we fellowship with Him, we begin to know Him in a more intimate and personal way. God wants to fellowship with us.

  3. We meditate the Word. God says to Joshua in Joshua 1:8, “But thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein.” Meditation is not just reading the scriptures. It goes a step further. Meditation is muttering, speaking, musing and pondering and will cause us to think in line with the Word of God. There’s power in the Word and we need that Word planted on the inside of us.

  4. We worship the Lord. Luke 24:52 says, “And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.” Norvel Hayes said that the Lord had spoken to him and said, “If they will worship me, I will do great and mighty things for them.” Worship is important to God’

This kind of transformation doesn’t take place overnight. It is a continual work throughout the course of our lives. Don’t ever get satisfied with where you are spiritually. We must stay pliable in the hands of God. We must stay on the potter’s wheel and allow God to transform our lives.

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