the little pot what is it? How a compassionate potter uses it

The Little Pot – What is it? How a Compassionate Potter uses it.

The Little Pot is an inspirational story teaching the value of patience and the loving omniscience of our Creator. Here’s what makes it so special!

the little pot is a one-of-a-kind vessel made by a potter

In the stories about the Little Pot, the potter makes vessels one at a time. He forms them and creates them with his hands. In the biblical account of creation, God spoke everything into existence until He made humans. He then used his hands to form man from the clay of the earth. Our creator also forms us. We are each created as unique and different individuals. There is no one else like you.

 the little pot is a one-of-a-kind vessel
There is no other vessel like you. The potter made you unique and special.

a little vessel with a big job

The Little Pot is then given work. It has the job of holding things for the potter. Once God created man, He put him in a garden to work it (Gen. 2:15). We were created for good works too (Eph. 2:10). In the story the little pot holds papers which makes it feel very smart. It also holds coins which makes it feel rich. However, the potter gives items and takes them away (Job 1:21).

a little pot with a big job
We often think what the potter gives us to hold is what’s important.

a little pot that is empty

We sometimes feel full and content with our lives. However, that only happens sometimes. Other times we feel empty or as if we need something more. That emptiness makes us wonder what we are missing and we then try to fill ourselves with a lot of different things. The potter, himself may take things out of our lives too. He is the one that can fill our hearts, souls, and minds like nothing else (Eph. 3:19).

little pot is emptied
The potter sometimes empties us.

a little pot can grow more than it can hold

When we allow Christ to fill us, His spirit produces fruit. This fruit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). When we use that fruit for others, more and more grows until it overflows (Matt.25:29, Luke 6:38).

little pot will grow more fruit than it can hold
The little pot grows fruit.

the little pot is a book full of timeless truths

The Little Pot book is special because it contains so many truths from God’s word. There is not just one lesson we can learn from it. I love how young children enjoy the storyline. In addition, I love how adults identify with the vessel and see themselves within this simple story. It’s been over ten years since The Little Pot was first written and I find myself still drawing from the truths within its pages.

a children's book of timeless truths
The book is full of timeless truths.

keep growing with me

Let’s continue to grow it together. You’ll discover how each of the potter’s vessels has a similar story too. Just put in your first name and email below so we can send you the steps to becoming a fruit-bearing vessel. I promise you’ll be inspired to keep following Christ. In addition, we send fruitful Friday emails with even more stories.

what is fruit of the spirit
Learn how the potter grows the fruit of the Spirit through you.

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author image Dawn Stephens with book characters Little Pot, Tea Pot, and Oil Lamp

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Are you ready to Learn a lot from the Little Pot? My book characters and I are here to help you sprout fruitful life stories! Together we’ll produce the fruit of the Spirit and strengthen our relationship with the Potter. I can’t wait for you to join me on this fruit-bearing journey! 🪴

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