Keeping it Wheel
June 13, 2012
Jeremiah 18:3 - "Then I went down to the potter's house, and behold, he was working at the wheel".
One day last week, I had worked a very full day and was truly looking forward to getting home. I got in my car and started to drive out of the parking lot and heard "thump, thump, thump". I had a flat tire. If you've ever had a flat tire you know that it never happens at a convenient time, and this was one of those times. I was tired, it was late, and I was over an hour from home. And the thought hit me, "you have to change the tire to get moving". No matter how much I stared at that tire, it had to be changed, that is if I wanted to get anywhere.
In Jeremiah 18:1-6, the Prophet is speaking about "change". In verse 3, he went down to the potter's house, and saw that he was working at the wheel. A potter uses two wheels to work the pottery, a lower wheel operated by his feet and an upper wheel to mold the clay. The word of the Lord in verse 6 says, "Cannot I do with you as this potter? Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand".
What is this speaking of? "Keeping it wheel!" Being ready for change! Just the same as my car, if I had not changed that tire, I wasn't going anywhere! How about you? Where do you want to go? Do you want to move from where you are? It's going to require change. Most people fight change, but you can't have the "new" in your life without it. "Keeping it wheel" is doing whatever God says to you, no matter how different it seems. Will you allow yourself to be on the potter's wheel? Change doesn't happen until you first submit to the change in your heart. I encourage you to "keep it wheel" and experience God's best for your life.