Silly Putty®

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According to the encyclopedia, Silly Putty® is a toy based on silicone polymers which display unusual physical properties. It bounces, but breaks when given a sharp blow and can also flow like a liquid. It contains a viscoelastic liquid silicone, a type of Non-Newtonian fluid, which makes it act as a viscous liquid over a long time period but as an elastic solid over a short time period. It was originally created by accident during research into potential rubber substitutes for use by the United States in World War II.

We all know it is a popular toy for children. Why do the kids like it? Because it can be rolled, smoothed, stretched and patted to fit into tiny crevices and corners, wadded up, reshaped and used over and over again. It will never wear out. If it is dropped, it bounces right back.

How can my Christian life be similar to a piece of putty?

  1. I must be willing to be used over and over again and never tire of doing God’s work.
  2. I must bounce back from failure, from loss or from disappointment so I can set the example for others who are watching my Christian lifestyle.
  3. I must fit into tiny crevices and corners so I can do whatever God wants me to do.
  4. I must be willing to be broken as I place all of my cares and concerns before God.
  5. I must be “silly” enough to do what God asks me to do even if it sounds “crazy” to others.
  6. I must be willing to flow freely as a liquid so I can touch the hearts of those around me who are hurting.

Romans 9:21Romans 9:21
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

21 Or hath not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?

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states, “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?” I want the Master potter (God) to take a lump of clay (me) and create a beautiful vessel to be used for His special purpose.

In other words, I want to be Silly Putty® for Christ.

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