Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
I will never forget taking my lunch breaks while working at B&C Egg Ranch in my first year as a Christian. I would get my sack lunch and rush to my car in time to hear Kathryn Kuhlman on the radio. “Have you been waiting for me?” That was the way she started every program. People all over the country would plan their day around Miss Kuhlman’s radio program. Each day would start with an interview of someone who had been healed in one of her services. Then Kathryn would minister from the Word and encourage her listeners to believe God. It was as if Jesus was right there in the car with me, I guess it seemed like that because He was. The Lord anointed Miss Kuhlman with a powerful miracle anointing. She loved Jesus and was totally dependent on the Holy Spirit. When you heard her talk you just expected something wonderful to happen. Here is an often quoted example of Kathryn’s message.
“I made a consecration of my life that I had never made before, when I saw that it was absolutely possible for me to so yield my life, my body, as a living sacrifice – a sacrifice so consecrated to Him that the name of God Almighty may be glorified through the life of a sinner saved by the grace of God. It is through the Holy Spirit empowering Christ’s body of believers, His Church, with power for service that the Father is glorified again and again. The Heavenly Father does not ask for golden vessels. He does not ask for silver vessels. God asks for yielded vessels – those who will submit their will to the will of the Father. And the greatest human attainment in all the world is for a life to be so surrendered to Him that the name of God Almighty will be glorified through that life. As you read these words, I pray that this shall be the desire of your heart; and I know that the Father will hear your cry, and honor your prayer…and take your life, using it for His glory through the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit.” I love that, “The Heavenly Father does not ask for golden vessels. He does not ask for silver vessels. God asks for yielded vessels”.
All of us tend to focus on our talents or our resources, the Lord focuses on our yielded heart. The Lord worked through Kathryn Kuhlman because of yieldedness. That is all He asks for. The Lord hasn’t changed since Pentecost or even from the days of Miss Kuhlman’s ministry, He is still looking for yielded hearts. He wants to move in our world again, He wants to work through you. Maybe you feel like someone without talent or purpose, you don’t need either. The Lord has all the talent and purpose you will ever need. What can you do? Simply yield your heart. The Lord has a plan and it is more awesome than you can imagine.