My child, never think that your time with Me is not
“molding you after my will, as you wait, yielded and still.”
Your prayers are being answered.
Your prayers to live for Me each day;
to let go of the things that would take you
from this closeness are heard.
Daily, I take things out of your life which might draw you away from me.
You must not fear I will let you go, my precious child.
The words in quotation reference the hymn “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” written around 1902 by Adelaide A. Pollard. She had an idea of what she wanted to do for God, but circumstances did not turn out as she planned. Feeling distressed about the uncertainty in her life, Adelaide attended a prayer meeting, where she heard an elderly woman say to God, “It does not matter the things You bring into our lives, simply have Your own way with us.”
We can trust God with our prayers to shape and mold our lives to bring Him glory. The Bible contains several passages describing God as our potter, we as the clay. Adelaide meditated on Jeremiah 18 and Isaiah 64:8 which reads, “O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (NIV)
Note: ‘Listening’ by Rose Harmer; Comments by Sandy Grauer