"Have Thine Own Way, Lord"

A study of the classic hymn and the importance of an attitude of surrender to the Lord.

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Written by a discouraged missionary, “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” has become an abiding prayer of yielding to the Lord. Her words teach us that we are clay in the Master Potter’s hands. Although it may be challenging, when we submit to the Potter’s touch, we experience the joy of his perfect will.

Why is God depicted as a Potter? What is the first step in surrendering to the Lord? What results will we see because of our trust and submission?

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 51:1–19; Isaiah 45:5–12; 2 Corinthians 4:7–12


    • Identify the Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: God is the Potter; we are the clay.
Teaching point two: The beginning of surrender to the Lord is humble repentance.
Teaching point three: As we surrender to the Lord, we will become more like Jesus.
    • Apply Your Findings

    • Recommended Resources

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