This morning as I was praying, while washing out bowls to go in the dishwasher, God began to speak to me using an illustration of dirty dishes. God said, “If you pull a dish out of the cabinet that is dirty will you serve Chuck dinner on it?” “No, I thought, I would not.” God said, “Would you throw the dish away?” I thought, “No I wouldn’t, I would wash it first.” The Lord then said to me, a dish is a dish and a Christian is a Christian. Like a dirty dish is not useful to you, neither is an unclean Christian to me. However, once clean you will use the dish and I will use the Christian.”
Personal cleansing is the first step to being used by God. Without exception, when you find someone whom God is using in a great way, they’ve dealt with the personal sin in their lives before God.
It’s not about your past or your status in the world or your talent. God uses small vessels, plain vessels, and even broken vessels. But He will not use a dirty vessel.
2 Timothy 2:21 says, “If you keep yourself pure, you will be a utensil God can use for his purpose. Your life will be clean, and you’ll be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.” (NLT)
In His Unconditional Love,