Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vessels for Glory

but so that the world may know
that I love the Father, I do 
exactly as the Father has 
commanded Me.  Get up
let us go from here.
John 14:31
(The words of Jesus as He led
His disciples from the upper room
to the Garden of Gethsemane to 
be betrayed.)

I glorified You on the earth,
having accomplished the work
which You have given me to do.
John 17:4
(From the prayer of Jesus the Christ
in the garden of Gethsemane.)

The accomplishment of God's purposes
bring Him glory.  So when His purpose
is accomplished in your life you are
a vessel that brings glory to Him.

When we pray, "Your will be done on
earth as it is in heaven," we are not 
praying for His will to be done in a
vague and general way, but for His
will to be done in a very specific way,
starting with our very lives.  Our submitting
to His will in our life (doing exactly as our 
Father has commanded) accomplishes His 
work which He has given us to do, which then
accomplishes His purposes in our life, and
the result is that He is glorified.  

For we are His workmanship, created in
Jesus Christ for good works, which God
prepared beforehand so that we would
walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

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