"He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name." Acts 9:15
"You are Mine. You are not your own.
With a great price I have purchased you for Myself.
I am not dismayed that you do not comprehend, but I say that if you will listen to Me,
I will reveal to you more fully so that you may know more clearly how vital you are to My purpose.
There is work to be done, and I need you as a vessel through which to work.
Not a vassal, but a vessel I want to do a beautiful work."
I need an individual to use who is not only available and suitable,
But who loves Me in such a way as to enhance My creation.
I desire not the kind of loyalty a soldier gives to his country,
But a dedicated devotion of the type of love a mother feels toward her unborn child.
There will be inconveniences to be borne,
self-pleasing to be laid aside,
sacrifices and pain--but what a blessed reward I have in store!
Yes, in store for you, if you are able to let Me use you the way I desire.
You are not unworthy; you are not unprepared.
You have no reason to hold back unless your love for Me is too small.
If this is the only hindrance, draw closer to Me, and
I will pour My love out upon you so that your affection for Me may be deepened and perfected.
Lo, I wait for you.
Come to me."
Francis J. Roberts