God Works Best in Broken Vessels

February 15, 2012

Isaiah 66:2
For all those [things] hath mine hand made, and all those [things] have been, saith the LORD: but to this [man] will I look, [even] to [him that is] poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

God Works Best in Broken Vessels


Has life, experiences and people brought you to a place of brokenness?  Has all that you sought to build and do came to nothing?  Have you fully come to the end of yourself and your efforts?  If you have that is a good place to be.  It doesn’t always feel good or appear good, but it is at the end of ourselves that we finally find God’s will and purpose.  It is there that we come to the full revelation that we are nothing outside of Him who is everything.  It is there that we can confront God in naked honesty and abandonment of self.  It is there that we fully realize that He alone is God; He establishes and He tears down, but what ever remains has to be of Him.  It is the poor, humble and contrite man that comes in total honesty and brokenness before His God.  There are no pretenses, no self-righteousness and no illusions that He is anything outside of God’s will and purpose for His life.
Often the inroads to this state and place are very hard and painful.  Often we come there through the loss of all that we held dear in this world.  Yet, in that place there is such honesty in our brokeness.  We have finally come to a place where now God can fill the emptiness with Himself.  We have come through our Gethsemane place of temptation and we have experienced a Calvary through the work of the cross in our lives.  We have died to self, but in that death we are now about to experience our resurrection in the greater place of His life.  It is on the other side of the cross that we touch God’s glory and we find a restoration beyond that which we have experienced in the world or through any efforts of our own.
No wonder God is looking for this person of a broken, poor and contrite spirit.  One who now trembles at God’s Word and lives in the awesome fear of Him.  This man is now ready for God’s use and His power to be demonstrated through Him, because in this place none will receive the glory other than God who gives the increase.  This person is an emptied vessel that God can fill with the richness of Himself and His Spirit.
“God, as painful as it may be, bring us to this place.  This is the place of true godly men and women that are ripe for Your increase and Your outpouring.  Bring us to that state of spirit because you work best in broken vessels.”

Blessings,
kentA

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