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The Clay
by Colleen Fischinger 
04/17/12
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In hindsight I can see
The molding that took place
In my mind, soul, and heart
When I submitted to His grace

My heart, a hardened ball of clay
Made soft from drops of joy
Became pliable to not resist
Sorrow’s discipline employed

In the times when I felt empty
I discovered there was good
As I trusted Him to mold my heart -
To surrender to His Word

In the times I felt internal pain
He was building and reshaping
A very hardened, clumpy heart
With purpose and much beauty

As the shaping continued
And the years kept passing by
My faith increased and stabilized
As His purpose came to light

It took years to realize
That the trials I endured
Bred joy, peace, and virtue
In the heart He manicured

Then - an openhearted vessel!
Where transparent love is viewed
For all to see and partake in -
Transformation and its Truth

This is a lifetime process
It has and will hurt much -
And I thank the Lord for giving me
The strength to not give up






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Judy Wilson 20 Apr 2012
It has and will hurt much... O' but the vessel that come from it. Very Good !




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