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  • Carley Marcouillier


Updated: May 31, 2019

One of the most influential people in my spiritual journey is by far my mother. Lord only knows where I would be today without her godly example and daily discipleship throughout the countless chapters of my story. ⁣ ⁣ From a very young age, I watched her live out the gospel and walk with Jesus while in the valleys and on the mountain tops. As I began my journey with Jesus, My mother would often remind me that my clay was soft. ⁣ ⁣ This creative analogy, made me ever so aware of my impressionable heart. As frustrating as this realization was to my middle school self, it was true. I was so easily molded by the words and ways of others, attempting to meet the standards the world set for women. ⁣ ⁣ My mother would often pray that God would mold my heart and strengthen it, so that it was no longer pliable in the world’s hands. I would often ask my mom in return if my clay was hard yet. Often questioning, “How do I harden my clay?” ⁣ I began to understand this process through Paul’s words in Romans 12. He explains that we must not conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of minds.⁣ ⁣ This was life-giving to my ready to be molded soul. The renewing of my mind began with reading God’s Word. Through His words, I learned who I was & how much He offered those who seek Him. Through the lense of truth, my heart grew strong & my soul was solidified in the hands of the Great Potter.⁣ ⁣ Chapters later, this is still a daily process, as my clay at times, becomes softened by the weight of the world. I am daily asked to place my heart back on the Potter’s wheel and surrender to the transformation process of sanctification.⁣ ⁣ Chapter 4 of my story is where I began to surrender my will & my ways to allow the Lord to transform my mind, heart, and soul to reflect His very own.⁣

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