Acts 9:15 NKJV
…he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
“God please use me.”
Have you ever prayed that? Sure you have, most of us have, but what are we saying when we pray that? Do we really want to be “used” by God?
Be truthful, no one likes to be “used” by another person.
What is your reaction when you realize that someone has “used” you to promote themselves? Do you respond with anger, or bitterness, maybe you find yourself saying, “I will never let that happen to me again.”
In light of this, why would we pray to be “used” by God?
I know, I know, it sounds so spiritual.
What God desires from us is the willingness to be a vessel though which He can work.
God wants VESSELS, not VASSALS.
A vassal is a person who is a servant or slave. It also means to be subjected to control, to enslave.
A vessel is a person into whom some quality (as grace) is infused.
We pour into vessels, and then pour out of them. God pours into us what He needs us to pour out to others. This isn’t” using”; this is sharing in the work.
God wants to do a beautiful work through us. In the book of Acts He says about us: “he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name.”
Chosen: “to want; desire.” God desires to impart into you a quality that will be used for His kingdom. You are not a servant or slave, you are a son. Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Josh 24:15 NIV… then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…
So what is your preference?
Choose this day; will you serve God as a Vassal, or as a Vessel?
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