Sunday, July 23, 2017

Imperfect Vessels

1 John 4:13 ESV
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

The Lord working through us has nothing to do with who we are or what we have been doing. For him to minister through us is not a reward for our good behavior. It is the result of our practicing his presence in allowing him to work through us.

It is a choice that we make for he is already in us. His word tells us that he abides in us and we abide in him. He wants to use our hands for touching, our feet for going where he has for us to go, and our mouth to speak the words he has for others.

He's not looking for perfect vessels. After all, the only perfect vessel was Jesus himself as he walked the earth. As we practice his presence and choose to allow him to work through us the miraculous happens. Healing occurs. Prophetic words come out of our mouth. Words of knowledge come forth.

It has nothing to do with our being prayed up, fasting, or being in praise and worship all day. All of those things are good, but it is about who is in us and not who we are.

He can take us at our lowest point and use us in a miraculous way. All it takes is our choice to follow him. This vessel is imperfect. But as we allow him to use us and as we allow Holy Spirit to change us we become more and more Christlike. We take on more and more of the mind of Christ. And we release more and more of our old life to God.

Father God, allow Jesus to work through me today.

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