WPC Warm Up, May 13, 2013
I watched for a long time as a potter made little vases on her wheel. It seemed no move was wasted as she patted the clay down on the wheel and with knowing fingers pinched and drew up the shape of a vase from the spinning lump. Once she suddenly stopped the wheel and pulled off a half-formed vase and tossed it aside and started over with new clay. I could not see why. But that's why I'm not a potter. She has a gut for these things. No doubt she had spent years practicing at her wheel. She had a "sixth" sense about making good vases. This image helps me to ask a question: Is it possible to develop a "gut", a "sixth sense" for God? To know when something is good, and when it's not? The answer is yes. But it takes the wise and practiced use of our five senses. It also takes the work of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 3:14–4:1 is a prayer for your "sixth sense". No sense wasting a good thing.
Pastor Dick Thompson