A VESSEL OF GODStella Dhinakaran

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.    (Isaiah 60:1)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved,

We read about a woman called Deborah in the Book of Judges 4:5. She judged the people of Israel. Though a woman, she was chosen by Him and received the grace to fulfill His will. Dearly beloved! Are you underestimating yourself saying, “I can’t do anything?” Or do you ask the Lord like Apostle Paul, "Lord, what do You want me to do?" (Acts 9:6).

I supported my husband through prayer and took good care of his welfare. I was content with that considering it to be a ministry. But one day the Lord spoke to me and said, “Daughter! You underestimate yourself thinking that you are ignorant and do not know anything. Today, I place My hands upon you and am going to use you as a servant of God.” I trembled on hearing this and wondered within me, “Has the Lord chosen me, a useless and good for nothing woman?” Yet, according to the verse, “He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:9), the Lord is fulfilling that till date.

I was very much dejected after the death of my beloved husband Dr. D.G.S.Dhinakaran. I was deeply troubled thinking that everything was over. Yet the Holy Spirit filled me with His new grace and strengthened me to do His ministry with zeal more powerfully than before (Acts 1:8). What a wonderful thing this is! This is what we read, " "I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27).

Dearly beloved, you too may have shortcomings. You may ask yourself, “I don’t know to talk, sing or testify. I stammer like Moses; how can I do the Lord’s sacred ministry?” The Lord will comfort you saying, “When I come into you as the King of glory, you can do a mighty ministry like Me.” Kneel down today and commit yourself in His presence for Him to fulfill His will in you. Pray telling Him, “Oh! Christ! The Hope of glory! Please come into me. Use me for the glory of Your name. Guide me. Fill me with Your gifts and power. Give me the grace to prepare many souls for Your glory and build Your Kingdom.” Do you know what will happen?

The Bible encourages, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you…the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn” (Isaiah 60:1-3). The Lord Jesus Christ is the Light of the world and the King of glory. When He comes and dwells in you, you will reflect His light and glory. Then you will become a channel of His blessing to others; the above verses shall be fulfilled through you. Yes, the Lord Jesus Christ in you as the Hope of Glory is the mystery.

Prayer:

Loving Lord Jesus,

You are the Light of the world and the King of glory. I yield myself to be Your vessel. Please come and dwell in me and give me the grace to fulfill Your will. May I reflect Your light and glory. Make me a channel of Your blessing to others.

In Your matchless name I pray.

Amen.
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