CHAPTER IV: SOFT CLAY
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.