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How To Be Used of God

Key Scripture

2 Timothy 2:20-22

[20]In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use.
[21]If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
[22]Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts

Digest

It’s a very popular pray, more like a Christian norm: does this phrase sound familiar, “Lord use me”. Whenever I hear a believer say this, I’m excited, because most tines, it reveals a genuine desire to actually do God’s work. Before we move any further, what is God’s work?

John 6:29 – Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”

John 14:12 – “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father

Acts of the Apostles 20:24 – But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God

Let me try marry all these scriptures together in one sentence. God’s work begins with you having faith in Christ, and continues with you telling others to do same through the gospel message. That’s God’s work, and in doing this you’ll walk immensly in the supernatural just like Jesus did.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s go back to being used of God. Our key scripture highlights Apostle Paul using an analogy to explain that as believers you basically choose the extent to which you can be used. In great house there are many vessels, all believers are vessels in God’s great house, some to honor, and some to dishonor, however, we see from the analogy that as a believer you choose what kind of vessel you want to be. Don’t forget, we are all vessels, pure and Holy as a result of Christs work.

1 Corinthians 1:30 – God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin

1 Corinthians 1:8 – He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns

So Paul’s analogy is not talking about purifying your Spirit, but living out your best, for people on the outside who cannot see your Spirits to see. That’s why when verse 21 says if you keep yourself pure, it’s speaking on the external part of you, as the scriptures above explain that the internal parts of you are kept pure by Christ. Being used of God is entirely up to you. Apostle Paul explains how in verse 22;

[22]Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts

Following these instructions would only put you in a position to actually be able to boldly do God’s work effectively, without blame or guilt or hindrance. Finally he spoke about enjoying the company of those who have the same goals as you do, serving God with a pure heart, I can’t over emphasize the importance of this. So do you want to be used of God, well like you have been doing, pray, live a life devoid of fault and actually go out and do God’s work, you have already been called to do His work anyway (Mark 16:15 – 18). God bless you.

#pray

Thank you Lord for calling me to do your work. I choose to be an honorable vessel ready for the masters use at all times

Author – Gem

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