June 19, 2019—-Today, after I woke up from a dream, I slept again and had another dream. In my dream, we’re inside a classroom waiting for our chemistry teacher. I was surprise to see one of the youth pastors I’ve known; he’s the one who gave us the lecture. At first, he wrote on the white board a formula. Then, for application, soft drink machines appeared. He was teaching us how to make a soft drink combining sugar and other chemical components.
What’s perplexing was when he pressed the button of the machine, he run to the opposite side to receive the beverage with a plastic bottle (1 Liter). Yet, the lid is not evenly sliced, so I wonder how it could be sealed. Another thing, I noticed that another plastic bottle’s mouth is smaller compare to the circumferential size of the tube’s machine. As a result, much liquid spilled over…what a waste! Next, over the top, he added a little water.
WISDOM: Different containers represent us. We are vessels.
So, what type of vessels are we?
Are we that plastic bottle with uneven lid that after been filled cannot be closed or sealed?
Or, are we that plastic bottle with very narrow mouth that could not contain all the liquid (beverage), thus spilling it over?
Which is wrong? Is it the receiver which is smaller, or the giver which is larger?
READ: 1 Corinthians 3:10-20
10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.
16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.
18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”[a];20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.”[b]
RELATE: We are tiny compared to the greatness of GOD. Sometimes, I admit, that some revelations I receive are overwhelming that I could not contain, grasp or understand them (of course with my human understanding), that I’m wasting some of them since I could not absorb nor apply them.
In other times, our brains’ too small to fully absorb some knowledge shared to us by others especially the good or practical ones which have spiritual significance.
What else? . . . gifts, healings, etc. The hand of God is big! It is literally BIG, HUGE, LARGE…GREAT! He wants to fill us to the full, but the issue is us—-what type of vessels are we?
Nothing is impossible with God. No problems are greater than His mighty hands, not even our weaknesses, because He is stronger. If you confess, “Lord, I can’t change myself, I can’t change my situation, I told you I’m too weak … I can’t do it on my own!” Then, congratulations, you need GOD!
He is the strongest in our weaknesses! His hands are too wide, too big, and too strong.
And like the song goes …
God is too wise to be mistaken ….
God is too good to be unkind …
If you don’t understand,
If you can’t see His hand (plan),
Touch His heart.
To God be the glory!