2 Timothy 2:21
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.
Are you a broken vessel? useful to the master and ready for every good work and set apart as holy? If most of us answer that honestly we would say no. Can you imagine looking at yourself in the mirror and being able to confidentially say “I am holy and useful, ready for every good work.?” That is not something easy to say about yourself “holy”. The truth is God calls us to be holy; he calls us to such high standards. If your a broken vessel; if you can not say you are ready for every good work that God has planned for you then I challenge you to take it into prayer with God right now. “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable…” God is calling us to cleanse ourselves from sin BUT we can not do it without Jesus because he is the only one who can cleanse our slate and make us clean.
If we want to be a light onto this world to perform good deeds for Jesus then we need to cleanse ourselves through Jesus Christ so we can be set apart as holy and useful. God will give us his light to take into this dark dark world and everyone will see the light that God has given us; if we are in right standing with him. We need to be in right standing with God if we want to be effective in anything we do and if you are not; then pray and talk to God…yes, he is that approachable.
No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
Can you just imagine the day that we get to praise God when were face to face with him? When I think about the day I see his glory face to face; I swell up with great joy in my heart. We will not even be able to stand in his presence; our knees will be hitting the ground in constant praise of who he is.
Take a look at the mountains, the seas and the night sky and the birds in the sky; the very creation of God just screams his beauty and his majesty. If God feeds the birds of the air; how much more valuable are you then the birds?
Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Gods beauty screams out from his creation whom he takes care of; so do not be afraid because God will take care of you. All in all God is beautiful, he takes care of the birds, he takes care of us and it all gives glory to the Great I Am.
Thought I had life figured out, salvation and happiness to an eternal life in hevean and boy was I wrong. Ephesians 2:8 says different and it only took for me to hit my bottom to figure this out. No matter what I did it never seemed to fulfill an endless void in my life that I deeply desired to be filled. Night after night I went to bed feeling hopeless; helpless and lost. Depression soon ensued and snared me and I shouldn’t have to go in detail with what followed as it seems to be popular now a days; fill in the blank. I hid it from my family and it is a past that haunts me in my darkest of dreams. I have come to the end of myself and after chasing a million things, I hit my knees and I cried out to Jesus; the great I am! I told God that I was done living in my shame and that I give my life to him. This was roughly 6 years ago and following God was the best choice I could have made. When I came to the end of myself was when I started my true adventure in life; A walk with Jesus. I can only pray that other will come to Jesus and cast their cares on him. With Jesus I find Joy and happiness, even the trials my mind is still at peace that I am a child of the one true king.
As you teach others about Jesus it is not only a blessing to those that you teach but to yourself as well. It has been a great blessing to teach kids at church about God. There is nothing more important in this life then serving Jesus and putting him first. As I teach the kids at church I learn so much about God just as they do. Go therefore and make disciples is the great commission; how can they call on the one whom they have not heard of?
I want to see people grow in their faith with Jesus and to be encouraged. I pray that this ministry grows you and brings you closer to God and sparks your interest. Leave comments and share!