He’s Not Finished Yet

I’m like clay that the Lord is making something from, (3x)
But He’s not finished yet.
No, He’s not done.

He takes pleasure in making something good from me, (3x)
But He’s not finished yet.
No, He’s not done.

God keeps molding me till I am the way He wants, (3x)
But He’s not finished yet.
No, He’s not done.

I can’t tell what the Lord is making out of me, (3x)
But He’s not finished yet.
No, He’s not done.

I’m like clay that the Lord is making something from, (3x)
But He’s not finished yet.
No, He’s not done.
He’s not finished yet.
No, He’s not done.

About This Song:
When God made the world, the earth was “void and without form” (Genesis 1:2). But He took that void and gave it form and substance. As if he were a master potter creating a work of art out of nothing.

As if that wasn’t sufficiently amazing, He created man from the “dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life” (Genesis 2:7). Another work of art from the Master Potter. The “crown of creation.”

But when Adam and Eve brought sin into the world through the misuse of free will, they became cracked vessels. No longer the works of beauty their Maker had intended. And no longer able to function the way He had intended.

But God demonstrated His love for His broken creation throughout the Bible. Time after time He demonstrated His desire to restore His broken human vessels and make them beautiful and useful once more.

The prophet Jeremiah understood:
“So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in His hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.”
(Jeremiah 18:3-4, NIV)

So did Isaiah:
“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, NIV)

Isaiah also said, “Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?”

Each of God’s children is a work in progress. We’ll never be complete until we reach heaven. Unlike a flawed piece of clay, however, we have a choice about letting God work on us. If we resist Him, we’re apt to be unduly miserable. But if we view the process as a good and necessary thing–no matter how unpleasant it seems at the time–we can be sure God will turn us into something far better and more useful than we can do on our own.

I’m glad God’s not finished with me yet. I’d hate to think I’m already the best I can be.

What about you? Your comments are welcome.

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

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Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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