Through You, To You

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“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor” (2 Tim. 2:20, NKJV).

We are all vessels. We will all dispense something from within, pouring out our inner contents into the lives of those around us. Whether we become vessels of honor, or of dishonor, depends on the direction of our hearts. A heart after God, in His masterful hands, will become a vessel through which He can pour His glory. The Father wants to channel His love through our spirits, into the hurting individuals He has strategically put into our lives.

Take this a step further. The Holy Spirit did so with me a few years ago. In His beautiful, still, small voice, He spoke to me. He whispered, “I want you to be a vessel of My love towards yourself. I have trained you to yield to Me as I pour My love through you, to others. Now I want you to learn to let Me pour My love through you, to you.”

What we sometimes don’t realize is that God is actually asking us to partner with Him in His initiative to love on us personally. We are not just passive recipients of His love. He is calling on us to actively cooperate with His desire to express His love to us. Oftentimes we do the opposite, partnering instead with the enemy and heaping insults, criticism, and abuse on our own souls. Sometimes we don’t even realize how much we are hurting His heart by doing so.

You are the one He loves the most. You are the apple of His eye, the treasure of His heart, the longing of His soul. Make a decision today to yield to His initiative to love on you tenderly. Offer yourself as His vessel of honor, His vessel for loving on you, His precious child. Imitate His gentle touch in handling yourself. Emulate His affectionate voice in speaking to yourself. Love the one He loves, just like He does!

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What is one practical way you can start partnering with the Father in His loving on you?

2 thoughts on “Through You, To You

  1. Great post! Reminds me of the quote by St. Augustine, “God loves each of us as if there is only one of us.” We need to respond to that love with our lives. That is our faith. That is our command.

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