Spiritual Poetry posted April 19, 2021 Chapters:  ...17 18 -19- 20... 

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We are the clay

A chapter in the book Living in the Son Shine

Thou Art the Potter

by Susan Louise Gabriel

I will shape this poem 
like a potter shapes his bowl,
like our Father shapes us, too,
into something truly bold,
into something strong and free,
into something we could never be 
without the gifts he gives to us
of love and true forgiveness.
Jesus if you stay by me
and help me heed the call,
when I have a job to do,
together, we’ll stand tall.
Help me bravely fight in battle.
Help me swim when floods arise.
Help me be the one who will,
for others, sacrifice.
Jesus, you gave all for us
I’ll gladly follow with my trust
in you because I’d surely fail
when hit with the first gusty gale. 
With your strength and wisdom, too,
I’ll work until the job is through.
My goal is not to disappoint,
but boldly move when you anoint.  



But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. - Isaiah 64:8

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. - Ephesians 6:11-13

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