A clay heart is a humble heart that lives in the sweet spot where our vertical relationship with God intersects with our horizontal relationship with others. In fact, the words “humility” and “humanity” come from the same Latin word, humus, which means “from the ground.” Consequently, humility is bending the knees of our hearts, “to make ourselves lower than” God and others.
A heart of clay is a picture of love, malleable in the hands of theRestorer who breathes life into the substance that is void of meaning unless it is shaped and restored by the heart and hands of the Restorer. The Prophet Isaiah proclaimed, “Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). Like when He breathed that first breath of life into the clay, God continues to shape and restore those whose hearts are fully surrendered to Him.
For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 3: A Story of Sand, Stone, and Clay
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