Let my light so shine as the sun in a dark world void of hope
Lord, I want to be a vessel—used by you.
Let my lips be filled with praise with my hands raised in total adoration and worship.
Let me be a vessel—used by you to bring light to those lost without you.
Help me show them the Name, the only name whereby we must be saved.
Then, Lord, break me and let me be molded by your masterful touch.
I want to be a vessel of honor, you’ve already paid the price
Let my light so shine that you might be glorified.
Not everything that we face in this life is easy. There will be times in your walk with the Lord that you will not have all of the answers, the road will be littered with rocks to slow you down, and not everyone you meet will be on board with what God is leading you to.
Sometimes living for God can be lonely as you face one obstacle after another. Today, I speak to those times. This too will pass. Remember that Jesus was led into the desert and he faced 40 days without food, being tempted of Satan and fighting against spirits that tried everything possible to cause him to fail; yet, he remained victorious because he knew how to fight with the Word.
He knew that we would also be tested in this life. The good news is he gave us the weapons to defend ourselves against it, it is called the Word of God. The bible says in Isaiah 54:17 that, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” We must stay in the word to be prepared for spiritual battle.
You don’t understand how hard it’s been living for the Lord. To that I say, Just imagine how hard it would have been if you didn’t have the Lord to fight your battles and give you direction. Our problem is that in order to survive we must be willing to give our best.
In Deuteronomy 8:3, he tells us that we are humbled. I know myself that I’m sometimes too independent for my own good, and I do everything myself without asking; but there are some things that only God can do, and even then, we must release our situations from our grasp so that the Lord can do a work. This process of humbling yourself doesn’t happen overnight, and I know that through the years, I have found myself having to do it all over again when pride built up in my life and I forgot who the deliverer was for a short season.
I admit it: I need God. I can’t do anything without him, nor do I want to go out of his will for my life. It is inside his will that I am protected, encouraged, helped, and free to move forward. Just let one storm come up and I step out from underneath his umbrella of protection, and I promise you, I will be drenched with the downpour.
We also are able to reach out to others when we are filled with hope of a future. In the midst of battle, we can lift up others. It’s amazing to me how God allows us to be strong when we are weak; why, because he is strong for us. It’s not time to back down from this journey, we hear the battle cry and it is telling us that Jesus Christ is coming back soon, and we must be ready to meet him and bring in the harvest that is still waiting to find the way to hope.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
In Him, my righteousness, alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
“For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison and ye came unto me” (Matthew 25:35-36).
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