The other day, I was doing dishes and scrubbing hard to get rid of the milk & Tea remnants. It is always hard. So I let it soak and keep that as a last dish to be washed. I put all my strength when I scrub it. I think of that shiny stainless steel while I scrub it to feel motivated. Then it struck me. Struck me real hard! I am like this vessel as I gather stains and dirt with my daily busy life that I might lose my dignity to hold the lord’s blessings and I realize I need a good scrubbing.
Isn’t that true, the vessel with dirt or decay can hold the Milk or anything edible good ONLY for a bit. That vessel can’t be of use for TIME. The dirt in the vessel would ruin the food gathered in it. Someone can still use that food or eat from that vessel during that goodness time period. Little we understand that fact and we get distracted to start accumulating more dirt until we become a vessel that can hold the blessing good even for a bit.
Such is the case when this vessel – You and I, can only hold the blessings of the lord GOOD as long we are GOOD. The moment we start losing our purity or the worthiness, the blessings showered on us, gathered in us would start go stale.
BTW, did I say the Al Mighty would keep stop blessing us? Yep. He is the Alpha and Omega,…the Compassionate,…the Eternal father. He loves us and blesses us ALWAYS. Don’t we say GOD is good ALWAYS! Yet, it is with us remains that responsibility to decide the magnificence of his blessings on us. Our obsession to be obedient to his words, our humility to serve others, our desire to follow and lead like he guides would exponentially increase or decrease the blessings bestowed upon us.
In 2 Timothy 2:20-22
In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Friends, We cannot do this on our own strength, join me and let us pray to LORD – the maker of heaven and earth, to Jesus Christ – Our Savior, the Rose of Sharon to make us a worthy vessel.
Dear GOD, our Heavenly Father, Lord of lights,
Please give us wisdom and strength to be that Vessel worthy of your blessings to multiply and use them for your glory this New Year and years to come.
With every dawn we know we are one step closer to see our Savior the lover of our soul face to face. Thank you LORD for your favors in order for us, this New year and beyond.
In mighty name of Jesus we pray
~~ * HAPPY & BLESSED NEW YEAR, EVERY ONE! *~~