When I was in art class as a teen they were teaching us about the potter’s wheel. They showed us that the clay first had to be kneaded, and all the hard pieces had to be removed. Then after the clay was worked then it was ready for the potter’s wheel. I was not, and am not, an artist. They told us to make something for our mothers, so I decided to make my mom a creamer thing for coffee. I took the clay, plopped it on the wheel, wet my hands, and meticulously butchered the poor piece of clay. Instead of making a masterpiece, my creamer thing flopped flat, it was just sad! My mom acted happy, she even kept it, but from the work of my hands, I know it was not pretty, or even usable. She kept it as a trinket on the shelf, but never, ever, put creamer in it!
When a master artist takes the clay, molds the clay, fires the clay, it is not just a piece of clay, but it turns into a masterpiece! When we try to make ourselves, we become a flop! FOLLOW JESUS, AND HE WILL MAKE YOU….
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
Is. 64:8, But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.
Eph. 2:10, For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
If you and I are following Jesus rather than making Him follow us, then He can MAKE us!
He has a plan for you!
You are not an accident!
STAY ON THE POTTER’S WHEEL!
STOP MAKING JESUS FOLLOW YOU, AND ALLOW HIM TO LEAD, BE LORD, OF YOUR LIFE!
For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy