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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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August 27, 2012 - Called to Work Out Your Imperfections!

By Lily Rodriguez

Do you believe God is calling you even though the life you currently live is imperfect? Believe it! People all throughout the pages of the Bible had lives that needed to be changed. They became vessels in the Master’s hands so that His grace and mercy would shine through.

Does the enemy or your flesh cause you to question, “Why me? I am not a vessel that is the most knowledgeable. Am I the most talented? Am I the one that can speak clearly? Am I even worthy of such a calling?”

I believe that through the mercy and grace God gives every believer, who is set apart by His transforming love, they can, in turn, be His effective servants demonstrating His love to a hurting world. After all, why did the Son come to save us! The love God had for the humanity He formed and shaped in His hand resounds of love. Love is what transforms our sinful nature.

Love is what binds us together in fellowship. Love is what grants us forgiveness in the heart and mind. Love is what everything we are or will do in Him is about. The vessel that has or will be chosen is what God created in love.

Our imperfections exist because of the sinful nature of life without God. But God shapes us and transforms us. Let us draw closer to Him and seek the change He desires in us. Once transformed, our soul hungers and thirsts for God.

Jesus is the vessel sent by God. God’s Son, who is sinless, took our place and paid the price. All that was done because of His love for us. When we understand that, we are ready to surrender this human vessel in service to Him, ready to serve. We are transformed to be the flatware, cup, bowl and pitcher for His banquet table to the world in need to be fed and quenched with living bread and living water.

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (NIV).

I want to take hold of that promise. I want to serve others in love! When the Holy Spirit speaks, we should listen!

— Pastor Lily Rodriguez serves the congregation of First Latin Assembly of God in Galveston, Texas.

 

 

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