The words of Joshua, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you" (Joshua 3:5), reflects the heart of God who wants His people to see signs, wonders and miracles.
How are we to experience and see the goodness of God? We ought to sanctify ourselves to see wonders in our lives.
God is our Father. The Bibles says, “For the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard” (Isaiah 52:12). God goes along with you to sanctify you because only then you can be useful for the Master’s mission (2 Timothy 2:21). You are a chosen vessel.
Perhaps you are lamenting that you are unable do anything for your family on account of sickness or financial constraints. Probably others would have ridiculed you. But be of good cheer! God says that you are useful to Him. God will make you into a useful vessel. Whether the world or your family needs you or not, always remember that God needs you. God will go before you always to mould you into a useful vessel. Perhaps the world has cast you away or you may feel worthless but God will use you.
The Bible says, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27). You are a chosen vessel of God. God is holding you in His hands. Henceforth, your life will be the most useful in this whole wide world.
My father (late Bro. D.G.S. Dhinakaran) had failed twice in his graduation studies. My grandmother was a sick person. In those days, my grandfather was just an elementary school teacher. They lived in a small house owing to poverty. It was in such a situation that Lord Jesus Christ entered into the life of my father. When he surrendered his life into the loving hands of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit filled him and made him a useful vessel to millions of people.
Once the Holy Spirit took him to heaven and there Lord Jesus Christ questioned him, “My son! Will you serve Me?" My father submitted to His calling and requested Him to go with him wherever he went to do His ministry. Lord Jesus Christ agreed and took a golden scroll and wrote, ‘My son Dhinakaran promises to serve Me and I promise to take care of him. I also promise to go with him whereever he goes to preach My Word,’ and then signed it ‘Jesus Christ.’ He also made my father sign it.
This incident happened in the year 1967. For nearly 40 years, God kept him as His chosen vessel in His hand making him useful to millions of souls around the world. Likewise, God shall bless you. You are a chosen vessel. On this day, good works are going to happen through you. God can make a ‘nobody’ into a ‘somebody’ who is useful for ‘everybody.’ God will bless your efforts and perform miracles in your family through you. You will be honoured by all. Be of good cheer!
Loving Lord Jesus,
You are my heavenly Father. I surrender my life into your loving hands. I choose to serve You all my life. Please take care of all my needs. Please go before me and perform wonders in my life. Transform me into a useful vessel. Make me a blessing for others.
In Your matchless name I pray.