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{Day 30} Two Prayers

When I began this series 30 days ago, I approached it with a rather long list of questions regarding our {God given} callings. And to be honest, most of those questions remain unanswered.

But as I intentionally searched Scripture and earnestly sought the Lord in order to better understand our {God given} callings, the questions changed, faded, and lost their place of importance.

In place of the questions, I found perspective restored, passion refreshed, and purpose renewed.

And somewhere along the way, as the questions faded, as Christ became the focus, as our highest calling became clear, these two prayers emerged:

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”

– Ephesians 1:18-10 (NIV)

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“You gently call me into your presence, guiding me by Your Holy Spirit.
Teach me dear Lord to live all of my life through Your eyes.
I’m captured by Your holy calling.
Set me apart, I know you’re drawing me to yourself.
Lead me, Lord, I pray.

Take me, Mold me, use me, fill me.
I give my life to the Potter’s hand.
Call me, guide me, lead me, walk beside me.
I give my life to the Potter’s hand.”

– The Potter’s Hand (by Darlene Zschech)

 

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{Day 2} By Whom

“Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker — An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth!

Will the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’

Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands?'”

Isaiah 45:9 (NASB)

As I mentioned yesterday in my introduction to this 31 Days series, about the only thing I haven’t questioned in the last several months regarding calling is by whom. So although the aim of the next 31 days is to better understand our {God given} callings and the discussion will mostly revolve around the specifics of those callings, let’s first consider this perspective…

Perhaps our calling is less about the what and more about the Who.

Perhaps our calling looks less like a detailed plan or lifelong ‘to-do’ list and more like standing before the Sovereign Lord – our Maker, the Potter – with willing hearts, open hands, and surrendered lives.

Perhaps our calling is less about the burden of discerning exactly what we are to accomplish in this life and more about trusting the Lord to fill us, use us, and mold us according to His plan in His time.

We are simply the vessel – the clay.

He is the one who forms us, fills us, and guides us – the Potter.