Reshaping A Marred Vessel


“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3: 16


Though I am not familiar with pottery making, after doing research and writing a book titled God is not Finished with Me, I became more aware of how pottery is made, and during past months of my life truly I have experienced some ways a vessel becomes marred. In fact, my life became so weak and I was dependent on others for almost all my daily needs.

Since I am a person with a driven personality, who wants to be in control of all situations that concerns me, I truly believe it was necessary for me to become dependent on others for all my needs in order to realize my insufficiency! After enduring some debilitating affects of viral pneumonia a few times, having a procedure performed to remove a stone from my bile duct, spending time in a rehabilitation center, and some other difficult circumstances, including living in an upstairs apartment with nineteen steps to ascend and descend, I am rather restricted to our apartment.

But I have learned when life hands me lemons to make a pitcher of lemonade! So while being restricted to my room, I sit many hours at my computer, using my arthritic forefinger writing.  Recently I completed Saul, the Persecutor becomes Paul the Perseverer, and another book titled God is not Finished with Me.


Prayer: Heavenly Father, though life was difficult being reared on our farm, thank You for the endurance and stamina that were being developed in my life. I am amazed at one hundred years plus a few months of age, You continue to let me perform some helpful activities. Though I can not stand on my feet very much, I sit many hours at my computer and write. Thank You for each blessing bestowed on my old life. Jesus made those blessings possible; so I pray and thank You in His name. Amen.


Doris Lisemby