“He who believes in Me (who cleaves to trusts in and relies on Me) as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow (CONTINUOUSLY) springs of LIVING water.” – John 7:38
Have you ever been honored? Many times its the smallest of gestures that bring the greatest impact. Last night as a crumpled piece paper was pulled out of a purse with sweaty palms and a shaky voice I felt so loved and honored. This morning, I’m still pondering it all. The following is a result of that encounter.
We are jars of clay, the work of the Fathers hands. (Isaiah 64:8) We are the bowl, the vessel God has chosen. We are His masterpiece, His prized possession, yet we still remain clay. Our lives put on display the Fathers dreams and thoughts before the creation of the world. Just like any artist first must dream of the piece of art before it is created, the Lord was dreaming of you before the creation of the world. Yet, Our greatest honor is not merely rejoicing in the vessel we become, but rather in what we are able to carry.
We are the carriers of LIVING WATER to be poured out that nations would be healed. However, unless Gods purification is allowed in our lives we risk the chance of barrenness, aborting the promises of God, and ultimately death.
So why do we pray? He is our source. He is the vine, we are the branches. If we stand out as vessels of God because the outward beauty we possess or the positions we hold, yet miss why we were created in the first place then we bring dishonor to God our Father, the master artist!
Prayer is connectivity to the Fathers heart, it’s placing ourselves on the potters wheel to be molded and shaped in order that His word becomes flesh, and His plans and dreams are manifested in our lives!
Pastor recently took us on a journey discussing conditions to answered prayer. Let’s review. Which one is
greatest challenge for you? Why?
- We must have a right attitude.
- We must pray in the name of Jesus.
- Render a plea for mercy
- Enter His presence with praise and thanksgiving.
- Pray with the right motive
- We must forgive those who have sinned against us.
- Be directed by the Holy Spirit according to God’s Word.
As His vessels we also have a responsibility to cleanse ourselves from what is unclean. As you pray Holy Spirit will lead you toward greater surrender. (2 Tim 2:20-21 2 Cor. 7:1) Is there an area in your life that Holy Spirit is ready for you to address?