A Month of Thankfulness

November 12, 2010

Today I am Thankful…

…that God uses me.


I really can't even begin to explain this blessing of mine! 

You see, I know me. 

I mean…I r-e-a-l-l-y know ME! 

I would not chose to put myself into a place of ministry.  There are just so many ways that I can hinder the work of Christ.  I know that about myself.


Yet, God still chooses to allow me to minister to others:

He pulls this old, imperfect vessel from His cupboard, fills me with His Spirit, places me on the table and then pours Himself through me to those who are gathered around Him.

Isn't that amazing?


So, yeah, I can't explain that.  I do, however, want to faithful, obedient and available for Him to do His work through me.  It brings such incredible blessing to me.  It fills my heart with happiness and reminds me that although I am unworthy, He can do great things with my life.

Sometimes, ministering is a heavy burden.  It can bend us in ways unfathomable to our finite, emotional minds.  It can bring us to the end of ourselves at the worst possible times.  It shows our every flaw in crystal-clear focus.

That's when we yield ourselves anew to the Master's touch, and allow Him to work His will through our imperfect vessel.

Only eternity will reveal all that He is doing in me.  Until then, I want to remain surrendered to His will and enthusiastic about the work that He has for me each day.