The Potential of an Empty Vessel
An Empty Vessel Can Collect Dust
What is the potential in having a lot of empty vessels?
A case of canning jars sitting on the back porch collecting dust may not seem to be of much value to a passerby.
An Empty Vessel Has Potential
However, a person with knowledge and insight can see past the emptiness of the jars to the potential they hold.
Yes, those empty jars may have little value. But once they are filled with green beans or tomatoes or pickles, suddenly they have great value.
An Empty Vessel Can Be Filled
Those once empty jars now have the potential to feed starving souls. They have the potential to sustain and maintain others’ needs. They can also be reused again and again.
An Empty Vessel Can Be Limited
Are we like those empty vessels sitting on the porch collecting dust?
Have we limited our potential by remaining empty?
An Empty Vessel Can Be Used to Bless Others
“[B]ut be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18
As we allow ourselves to be filled with the Spirit of Christ, we overflow into the lives of others.
Our fullness sustains others with our encouraging thoughts, words, and prayers. Our fullness flows into the lives of others as we share our blessings. Those blessings meet others’ needs as well as our own.
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
As the contents of a jar is replaced with another substance (invisible air is replaced with visible blessing), so our ‘self’ is replaced by the fullness of Christ.
“that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19
Filled Vessels Can Serve Christ to Others
As Christ lives in the vessels He fills, Christ is served to others.
Others enjoy our fullness in Christ and receive added blessing. Their vessels receive hope and are filled with potential. Their souls can then receive the valuableness of having Christ, the only One who can truly give sustenance and meaning to life.
He came to give us life and that “more abundantly.” John 10:10
May Your Empty Vessels Be Filled to Their Full Potential
You may wish to pull out those empty jars and fill them with blessings that can be shared with others. Whether it be vegetables, plants, flower arrangements, or spare change, empty vessels were created to be used. They provide a means of storing our precious items for a later time.
And May You Be Filled with the Potential Christ Desires for You
You were created with potential. Christ’s desire is for you to be filled with Him. His grace and mercy is offered to you. May you be all that Christ has created you to be.
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