We should always be conscious to the fact that our life is meant to be used
in great and powerful ways by God Almighty. We are the vessel in which God
can work through to touch others and minister His Word of encouragement
that all will be well. To be used of God, we must be available to the Holy
Spirit and be sensitive to the still small voice of His leading. The Lord
can do extraordinary things through each of our lives if we only surrender
our will and allow the Lord to work through us. Be encouraged to be the
vessel in which the Lord can work through to minister His grace and
encouragement towards all those in need. (Ephesians 4:29-32) (Isaiah 30:21)
I hope this message ministers to your heart to lead your life purely before
the Lord so that He can work through you to enrich and make better the
lives of those who are in need around you.
It was a hot sunny day, so hot you could actually see heat waves rising in
ripples off the pavement in Cindy's driveway.
'Looks like this drought is here to stay,' Cindy thought as she wiped
perspiration from her forehead. She twisted a sprinkler onto the end of the
water hose and placed it in the center of the lawn. She walked back to the
faucet and gave it a short twist.
The sprinkler only sputtered before going dry. “Stupid water department!”
Cindy muttered under her breath as she went inside to call. “If they have
to ration water, they could at least make sure there's enough pressure to
water the lawn when it's our turn.”
Cindy grabbed the phone and dialed the number to city hall.
“City clerk.” answered the woman on the other end of the line.
“Yes, this is Cindy Owens. I live in the Rolling Hills Addition and am
experiencing problems with my water pressure. Could you tell me if anyone
else has reported problems in this area?”
“No.” The clerk responded, “No one has reported any problems. Perhaps you'
are having problems with your plumbing. Have you tried more than one faucet?”
“No ma'am, I haven't.” Cindy replied. “I'll check the other faucets and
call you back if there's still a problem.”
Cindy went to her kitchen sink and turned on the water. 'Doesn't seem to
be a problem here' she thought as she made her way back to the yard. With
little examination, Cindy found her problem -- a kink in the hose. Feeling
silly, she unkinked the hose and proceeded to water the lawn. Once the kink
was removed, the water flowed freely, bringing much needed relief to the
sun scorched soil beneath the grass.
As Christians, we also get kinks in our lives, kinks of apathy and
unforgiveness, kinks of self-righteousness and sometimes even religion.
These kinks can block the power of the Holy Spirit from flowing through
us, so that we might in turn minister to others.
Praise God, for He is able to remove these kinks from our lives -- but we
must allow Him to do so.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Luke 6:35-36 Jesus declares, “…love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend,
hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be
the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the
evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.”
Ephesians 4:29-32 “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,
but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace
unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are
sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and
anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all
malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Isaiah 64:8-9 “But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and
Thou our potter; and we all are the work of Thy hand. Be not wroth very
sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech
Thee, we are all Thy people.”
Hebrews 12:1-3 “...Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before
us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the
Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is
set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that
endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied
and faint in your minds.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: HE TOOK MY PLACE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: STEPHANIE'S TESTIMONY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony188.htm
In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry