Willing Vessel

June 4, 2001
by Gloria Coffey

Galatians 5:13 – But by love serve one another. (KJV)

During a brief stay in the hospital, God sent several willing vessels to aid and comfort me when I really needed it. The physicians were not sure if I had had a heart attack or if I was having acid reflux problems. But, praise the Lord, He (the ultimate Physician) knew what the problem was. God sent five different people to my rescue: the first was a friend who just happened to drop by my home at the very moment I was leaving for the hospital. Second, there was a couple who came to the emergency room. The third was a friend who came with a word from the Lord just as I was getting settled in my room. The fourth was a friend who came just before I was released to go home. The fifth, a friend, called to check on me the next morning at home after another strike from Satan.

All five of these willing vessels prayed with and for me. What an uplifting experience to have when I was hurting and in need! The really neat thing about this is that all of these people obeyed God in leading them to do what He told them to do.

Are we willing vessels for the Lord? The next time an urge comes to visit, call or pray for someone, will we listen to God's gentle whisper? I'm so thankful for my five friends who listened to His voice! I only pray that I will be a willing vessel for God to use.

1 John 4:4 – Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.

Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, thank You for sending willing vessels to do Your will. Accept our deepest praise and thanksgiving for Your healing touch. Help us to always be Your willing vessels. Amen.

About the author:

Gloria Coffey <gjmcquilts@yahoo.com>
Princeton, West Virginia, USA

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