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Dear friends,

Last week, I shared my son’s DocBand story and how it made me realize I needed a “GodBand” to mold and round out my faith.

I talked about how I needed to spend time in God’s Word every day, letting it SHARPEN ME (“For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.” Hebrews 4:12) and GUIDE ME (“Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.”  Psalm 119:105)

Sometimes we fight God’s shaping, and we don’t want to be pushed outside of our comfort zone.  But when we totally surrender to His will, and we allow God to sculpt and transform our lives, we become FREE in Him, flaws and all.

This week, I’d like to continue along that theme of “shaping” and “molding” as I share with you the lyrics to a song I wrote back in high school, almost twenty years ago.

It was inspired by the verse, “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.”  Jeremiah 18:6.”

Being renewed and shaped by God is a life-long process… a life-long journey of turning at the wheel, like the above photo portrays.  Will you join me at the wheel?

At the Wheel

You are my Potter.

I am Your clay.

Mold me and shape me

For Your glorious display.

Take away the blemishes

That taint my soul.

Cleanse me with Your pierced hands.

Let Your art un-fold.

Turn and turn and smooth away, Lord,

All the sins that mar my heart.

Turn and turn this crippled figure.

Turn me anew into a work of art.

Turn and turn me, oh, my Savior.

Imprint upon me Your Holy seal.

For here I am, once again,

At my Potter’s wheel.

 

Sculpt Your perfection.

Curve me a contour

Filled with Your love, Lord,

Innocent and pure.

Build me up and make me strong

To stand against the wind.

Help me not to break again.

Help me not cave in.

Heal my deep scars,

Oh, caress all my faults.

Set me on Your wheel, Lord,

And help me not to fall.

Transform me into a masterpiece,

Perfected through and through.

Mirror in me all Your love,

So others may see You.

Many times I have shattered

And have crumbled to dust.

Many times I’ve been broken.

Stained with sin’s rust.

But every time, my Potter healed me

In His loving, warm embrace.

And He restored me at the wheel

In His grip of grace.

Turn and turn and smooth away, Lord,

All the sins that mar my heart.

Turn and turn this crippled figure.

Turn me anew into a work of art.

Turn and turn me, oh, my Savior.

Imprint upon me Your Holy seal.

For here I am, once again,

At my Potter’s wheel.

For here I am, once again,

At my Potter’s wheel.

May the lyrics to this song bless you this week as you focus on your own time at the wheel with God.  There is no better place to be than in God’s hands, Amen?  He is our Potter, Comforter, Healer, and Perfecter of our faith.

 

Your friend and sister in Christ,

Amy

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3 thoughts on “At the Wheel

  1. Thank you for sharing your heart and the insights that God shares with you! As I was reading your beautiful song lyrics and thinking about your docband/Godband article, I wondered if you watched the therapist shaping the interior of Caleb’s docband. As I began treating more and more babies with torticollis and plagiocephaly, I enjoyed a tour of Cranial Technologies in FW, meeting families all along the journey and watching the process from evaluation to graduation. I was fascinated by the mechanical buffing that gently sculpts a portion of the band that allows the baby’s skull to grow into the desired shape. Your lyrics of the Potter’s wheel are very descriptive of that process!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! Yes, I did watch the therapist shave down and carve the helmet. Such a fascinating process! I’m so thankful for all the therapists and professionals out there who help these precious babies! Thank you for reading the blog 🙂

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