“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!”
Mercy, pressed in passion, poured into you!
Yesterday I spent hours writing a post that I did not post. I could not.
After too long since posting, the Lord told me to sit down and write. It was full of my heart regarding my current situation. It was 1000 words! Yes, it was too long. Maybe He just wanted me to get it out of my system. It was not a reaction. Instead it was a hope.
What I hoped for must be His doing. It remains a draft from my heart until He permits me to post, “In God’s will, out of God’s will, in God’s will?”
This morning in our (His and mine) prayer time I read in Romans 9:14-24 and this question came to mind.
Are we vessels of honor, are we common vessels or are we vessels of mercy prepared for glory?
In our troubles do we speak as Adam did to God, “this woman You gave me…” or in hopeless commonality as Paul wrote in verse 9:20, “who resists His will?” meaning I am what I am.
May neither be spoken dear Lord.
Let us first remember as Paul asks also in verse 9:20, “Oh man, who answers back to God?”
Let our silence honor and respect Him as we contemplate the Lord and His desire for us.
The vessel of honor may hold the fine wine. Surely the common vessel would not but in it the water was changed into the better wine. (John 2:1-10)
How much sweeter is the wine poured into a vessel of mercy! It became a vessel of mercy! The love of God within is the glorifying, appreciating reason we are then made precious.
How do you see yourself oh fellow vessel?
Be washed of past content. Be dried of tears finally.
Rest on the table of His plan for your life by faith. See what you did not see before.
Cherish the grapes of mercy, pressed in passion, poured into you as His chosen vessel.
Let Him lift you to drink. Let there be no stench from your previous content, not a whiff or trace. May honor cross His pallet from a vessel once tarnished but now clean and running over with mercy, the life giving mercy for which other vessels would long.
May a gentle smile be upon the Potters face as your content, something He also treasures, that which He also created at great expense, warms His heart and brings joy to Him as He works diligently on other vessels, lumps of clay as we all once were.
Remember, “If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”
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