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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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A Vessel God Can Use

A Vessel That Can Be Used
By Paul Hale
 
An aspect so many Christians have failed to see is that, a Christian life is not what is portrayed in so many churches. But it is a daily walk, a crucifixion, a knowing and experiencing his resurrection power in our lives. Learning how he would have us live.
 
Surrender is a word so misunderstood by Christians. Surrender must become a daily experience, constantly surrendering our will and fulfilling his, yielding to the Potter’s hand as we feel his hand.
 
As stated in Colossians 3:3, we must be his with Christ. We must let him live in us so completely, that it is no longer we that live, but Christ. There is no greater life that to be dead in Christ, because it’s then and only then that we experience true life, and that more abundantly. (John 10:10)
 
Colossians 3:1-3 tell us how that we must turn our eyes on Christ and away from this world, to put our full focus on our recourse. We must walk by faith and keep our eyes on our source of strength and faith and not the storm. Peter stepped out of the boat in faith, strength and courage. But he had his eyes on the source of his strength. As long as he kept his eyes on his recourse, he lives in a victorious life. But when he saw the storm, and took his eyes of his source, Jesus, he fell. So it is with us, we must keep our eyes on our source and then we can follow him.
 
Becoming vessels God can use calls for total denial of one’s self, total following of one’s self of him. We must become new creations in His own likeness.
 
Even as Christ was crucified, so we must be also. Our dying must be that of the flesh. We must lay aside us and crucify it and let him take control of our lives. Galatians 2:20 shows us how we must be crucified with Christ. This crucifixion is not the end of our life, but the beginning!
 
This is the beginning of a life that is totally submitted, a life where we are becoming vessels God can use.