TODAY'S DAILY SCRIPTURE
August 31, 2023
Watered by the Holy Spirit to be Used for Service.
Today, I want to share with you a profound insight into how the Holy Spirit prepares us for service in His kingdom. To illustrate this, I'd like to use the analogy of water, the Holy Spirit as the water, and us as the containers, with our specific roles in service being the condition of these containers.
Imagine, for a moment, water flowing from a faucet. This water, representing the Holy Spirit, is available to all, regardless of the type of container. It can flow as an outpouring or as a slow, steady drip, depending on the need and readiness of the vessel.
The size of the container matters. Some containers are small, while others are large. The time it takes to fill each container depends on its size and capacity. Likewise, the size of the vessel we are as individuals determines the time required for the Holy Spirit to prepare us for service.
These containers, which represent people, come in various shapes and materials. Each one may serve a different purpose in God's plan. Some may be filled to quench the thirst of those seeking God, while others may be used to nurture and care for the growth of His people. There are those among us who are called to be prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and more.
However, there's a crucial point to remember. A container, even if it's filled with the precious water of the Holy Spirit, must be clean and pure to fulfill its purpose. Just as we wouldn't drink from a dirty cup, we should not offer spiritual nourishment from a vessel tainted with sin and impurity. It must be washed and sanctified to serve its intended purpose.
Consider this: anyone can drink from a dirty cup, but the consequences can be dire. Similarly, if we offer spiritual guidance or support while harboring impurity within us, we risk causing harm to those we seek to help. It is our responsibility to ensure that our hearts are pure and our lives are sanctified by the Holy Spirit before we can effectively minister to those who thirst for righteousness.
Moreover, the external appearance of a container, no matter how beautiful, is meaningless if it cannot hold the water or if it leaks, allowing the precious contents to be wasted. Similarly, a life that does not actively serve or share the blessings of the Holy Spirit is like a vessel that has run dry. We are called not only to be sanctified but also to actively pour out God's love and grace onto others.
In conclusion, let us remember that the Holy Spirit prepares us for service in God's kingdom. We must be vessels that are clean and pure, sanctified by His grace. Our specific roles in service may vary, but our purpose remains the same: to offer the life-giving water of God's Word and love to a thirsty world.
May we be vessels fit for His use, overflowing with the Holy Spirit, and ready to quench the spiritual thirst of those in need. Amen.
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14
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