I was sitting in my office and took out Play-Doh as I was thinking about this last weekend. Play-Doh is the easiest to move and mold when it is new. It is more likely to stay put when you’ve had it a while. As I was molding this clay in my hands I was reminded of the greatest potter of all, my Lord and Savior. He is the one who molds, stretches and moves us into the one He created us to be. He knows when to mold us and when to let us stay where we are so that the changes he is making in us stay put. This weekend at Glorybound was an incredible reminder that he is always molding us, even when we don’t see it, and I saw many of the changes He has made stick. He is the one who takes teens who used to be late almost always and makes them on time and ready. He takes teens who used to be indecisive and makes them the ones making decisions. He takes us from closed off to transparent and so on. He takes a young woman who was afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing and changes her into a woman who is vulnerable a real when she makes mistakes. He is the one who makes these changes. Much like when a potter is adjusting the shape or size of the pot on the wheel, you can’t see the change immediately. Then, all of a sudden, its clear as day that everything has changed. Sometimes these changes are hard and we can’t understand why God has decided we need these changes yet, we trust that He is good and has good plans for us. I am incredibly grateful for the teens I work with. Not only do I get to minister to them but they minister to me without knowing it. I have to joy of seeing them grow and change. My prayer for all of us is we take some time to look for how God is molding the clay in our own lives and the lives of those around us.