Fish Prison…the book…

…is headed to the printer! After many edits, it should be out before the end of October. If you know me, you know I am not a ‘details’ person. Writing/publishing has much to do with details. So, I have had the help of my wife and many friends!!! Thank you all! This book is about the change that can happen in your life…if you are willing to move beyond the glass…to live beyond where you are now.

The prophet, Jeremiah wrote about how God will form us as He sees us to be, though we may resist. He wrote, “Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.” Jer. 18:2-4. These words came to Jeramiah from the Lord.

At times it may feel like God is trying to squeeze the life out of you…when it may be that He is trying to squeeze you into the life He sees you are meant to live. But you are stubborn, hard clay. You may need some crushing and some water added for you to be moldable again.

A better word for spoiled is ‘marred’. We may become marred even while in the hands of God. Our doing, not His. When we resist Him, He may need to put more pressure, hence the marring.

‘In the hand…’
Once in His hands we are never out of His hands. He is never not paying attention to those who are His children. Sure, he may let us as clay crawl off the wheel and attempt to ‘mold ourselves’. That never works out. He sees who we are to be, and molds us into who He sees us to be along with the image of His Son.

‘Of the potter’
The word for potter in the Hebrew language can mean ‘molder’, ‘shaper’, ‘fashioner’, ‘maker’, ‘framer’. He is the ‘squeezer into shaper’. They are His hands doing the shaping, the molding, the squeezing. They are His hands working to change you. They are His hands who hold you in the process.

In your heart and mind today, get to know the One who loves you and desires to shape you into the person He sees you to be.

Ask Him, ‘Father, how can I know You and love you better?

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