Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I want to do a beautiful work.

"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                            



JuRita said...

Thank you for sharing Vicki. I read many of your post via email. I have started an Esty shop for the RabunaFi woman and the Lord is using it more and more every month :). I was hoping to get more headbands from Murrieta, but they are all out. They sale very well on the website. Please let me know if you have any ideas on how I can get more. Gods blessings to you dear sister! His grace is suffiecient. Praying, JuRita

Natasha said...

thank you for sharing Vicky, sometimes I do feel like a soldier...butthe Lord is faithfully changing it into a beautiful vessel for His use...