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Dorina is an author, speaker, teacher, foodie, and trail runner. She helps people chase God's glory down unexpected trails and flourish in their callings. Her most recent books are Breathing Through Grief and Chasing God's Glory. Dorina and her hubby Shawn are raising three courageous daughters in Central California.

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  1. Thank you—this is such a good visual for me. God is our potter and while we may not like to be on the wheel, if we will stay “ hydrated “ and yield to Him the process of shaping us into who and what He wants will be much easier and quicker. God is always reshaping us for our good and His glory!

  2. Beautiful! Lord, give me the wisdom to submit to your shaping of my heart, mind, spirit and my life.

  3. Hi Dorina,
    I love the imagery you use here! A great reminder to obey God even when it’s difficult.

    Blessings, Sandy

  4. Hi Dorina,
    Beautiful imagery! God always has our best interest at heart when He asks us to obey. Losing our stubborness is the key to the great things He wants to place into our lives. May we all pray for more wisdom to follow His way.

    Thanks and Blessings, Sandy

  5. Thank you for sharing your pottery experience. As an aspiring potter (for the last 2 years) your words “Metaphors for life abound in the pottery studio.” ring so much truth. Every time I sit down behind my pottery wheel, I am taught a lesson about life from our Creator. I have been journaling my pottery metaphors or analogy. Also happens that “Trust the process” is my mantra for 2022. Again, thank you for sharing your experience and wise words.

  6. This was great! I have learned over the years to lean into that phrase a little more. Sometimes we may not understand why things happen, but trust the process and know God is always at work in our lives.

  7. Dornia thank you for this post. It does sum us up beautifully. We are clay God is the potter. Every day God is shaping us into the beautiful pots he wants us to be. So as we can be filled with living water. The living water that Jesus gives. So we will never thirst again. That living water is the word God. We need to keep our body the pots God has made us into. Filled with the living water of his word by reading it every day. So as we don’t go dry and crack. In thoes cracks sin can get in. So to stop it we need to keep drinking the living water from the word of God. To keep our spiritual pots from cracking so as sin can’t get in. As if we keep close to God and read his word and apply it to our lives. We will stay the beautiful pots God has made us to be. Sin will have no way getting to us. But if we don’t we will come dry pots and crack then the sin will get in. We don’t want that. We want to stay the beautiful pots God has made us to be. Well hydrated by the word of God. Then that water of God word pours out of our lives for other to see. If not saved they will want this living water in that we hold in our beautiful pots God has made us into. I say Amen to that. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  8. What a wonderful and uplifting article. I love how you paint a picture of why we need God in our lives and how beautifully He works within us.

  9. Dorina,

    I thought of the song “Change My Heart O God”. Chorus: “You are the potter I am the clay. Mold me and make me this is what I pray. Each day & every step of our journey God is molding us into the person He wants us to be. The process can’t be rushed. Go to fast & there will be a glitch. Perfection takes time & patience. Great post.

    Blessings 🙂