An empty vessel may have nothing to pour, but such a one is in the perfect position to be filled. I allow times in your life to come that would seem uncomfortable–dry and empty somehow. Now this is not to be misunderstood. There are parched seasons that are simply the result of starvation–neglect of My Word, this is your doing and not My heart for you. This season I speak of, I have called. I’ve pulled back to allow you to empty out. The cup that you always see full is now quite empty.
Do you trust Me? Trust that I AM in this with you?
If I AM your source, then I must be trusted in good times and lack–I’m not one to hold back, but I’m training you to reign and, therefore, you must be rein trained. For if you have a tender mouth, you’ll speak when I command, and not of your own accord of this I must demand.
Do not be afraid of silence
Think of it as white spaces; for when you then hear, it will be distinctive and clear. Practice this and you will see, and will soon agree, that what you hear will become more dear when I choose to speak to thee.*
“Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, for you know that we who teach shall be judged with greater strictness. For we all make many mistakes, and if any one makes no mistakes in what he says he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also. If we put bits into the mouths of horses that they may obey us, we guide their whole bodies.” James 3:1-3
“For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” Matthew 10:20
“And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy art thou to take the scroll and to open its seals, for thou wast slain and by thy blood didst ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and has made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on earth.'” Revelation 5:9-10
*Please read blog comment as well
Worthy is the Lamb…May I be the empty vessel, ready and willing to be filled with all that You would desire to fill me with.
When the Lord first spoke this message to me, I realized that it was meant for me, and at first had not intended to post it. I had been posting faithfully every day for nearly five months when the messages became spaced further apart. I was so committed to fulfilling my daily post, that I was starting to get nervous. It felt exactly as He said in this message, like I was emptying out.
It startled me at first, but I knew that I must be obedient.
I wanted to protest because I had intended to daily post for at least a year without fail, even though at times I was pretty worn out from working full time as well. But I trust Him and choose obedience; soon finding that His timing is indeed perfect, as I was able to complete the fifth month and then take the much needed rest. I now see His infinite wisdom, for June brought changes that would have made it impossible for me to keep up the pace I had been doing.
Another blogger blogged that the Lord had called him to stop for a time and also a friend, whom I had happened to read this message to, called to ask for it so I decided to go ahead and publish it. I trust that there are others who will benefit from this message as we all must learn to follow by lead and even though something may seem noble and an honorable task it is still our Lord who reigns, and we must learn to reign with Him by obedience to His direction and command.
this is the word to me and do season thank you very much
You’re welcome! Have a blessed day Randy!!