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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Empty Vessel

view details            Yesterday, I received an email blessing from my friend, Monika. She told me of the far-reaching impact one of my blog entries had—the one by Staci Stallings on how she used vision training to treat her son’s dyslexia. After this story was published, several moms from my homeschooling group had their struggling reader's vision evaluated and began vision therapy. Monika told me not only of her son’s new successes (which will be published here in January) but of others. And that because of their success, they passed the word to even more mothers of struggling readers. Kinda like the old Breck commercial: "And they told two friends, and so on and so on ..."

            How awesome is that?

            Monika praised me for the blog and I was grateful to be part of the chain of events that led to these families finding help. But after I emailed Staci, the author who had written this article, I realized something extraordinary. I got to truly be an empty vessel of the Lord.

            You see, having not even written the article that brought clarity to many, I only provided the space and invited the audience. It was Staci’s experience that enlightened us. And wow! I got to sit back and watch it unfold.

            Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to engage in false humility, praising everyone but myself. I’m trying to point to the One who brought it all together. He connected me to Staci. He gave me the homeschooling audience and He inspired me to create this blog. And let's not forget, He allowed the message to be read by Monika in order to spread the word further. All I did was empty myself to allow Him to fill me for my task. And there is nothing more wonderful in the history of creation than to be used by your Creator and filled with His purposes.

            Leave a comment and tell us how God has used Your empty vessel.

1 comment:

  1. What an inspiring, uplifting story. I am so happy for you that you're able to help others through your blog. I've been experiencing that on my blog as well (something I never thought my humble little blog would accomplish), but until I came home today from yet another ho-hum day working to line the pockets of only the "Mighty Corporate" and read your segment did I realize that I, like you, am indeed serving God the way He wants me to... that I'm not wasting my time.

    Thank you for your words!

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