But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7
The Lord is looking for vessels which can contain His Presence and His Glory. A vessel in which He can make His dwelling. The Spirit of the Lord is in the process of preparing a vessel for God. He is looking for a willing heart which will yield to the sanctification process.
Any effort of the flesh to meet the standards of God is something He abhors. He said, flesh cannot glory in His presence (1 Corinthians 1:29). He is the one who makes us a worthy vessel. Human efforts and work of the flesh will only break the vessel in pride and self-glory. He is the Potter who makes us worthy. The only thing He expects from us is our willingness to abide in Him; no matter what He takes us through to make us worthy unto Him.
We are not inanimate clay vessels with no will of our own. On the contrary, we are living vessels with a will and freedom to choose. We can choose to remain on the Potter’s wheel when He spins us or we can get off the wheel and keep our carnal self in shape. But when we choose to remain on the wheel even when it does not make sense to our carnal mind and trust in Him to shape us according to his purpose, that’s when we are transformed in to a worthy vessel. Worthy for His Kingdom. He makes us worthy, not us. Any human effort to make us worthy will only deform the vessel.
Remain in Him as He takes us through the process of sanctification; from the spinning wheel to the furnace of fire and to perfection. He will make us worthy.
• 2 Corinthians 4:7
• 1 Corinthians 1:29