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Broken Vessel
by Christian Coutts
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Broken Vessel

How can I be the vessel You choose?
I am too broken for You to use
I have far too many sins called into account
Too many to hold the flow from Your blessed fount

This vessel is cracked and scarred by sin
There are so many, where should I begin?
I have lusted, stolen, cheated, and lied
Murdered, envied, and I am full of pride

Each sin, a crack in this vessel has made
Now before You, humbled and broken, I am laid
I confess them all to You, no more will I hide
Because of my many sins You bled and died


My child be still while I wipe away your tears
I have heard your cries and know all your fears
My life was not taken, but freely given
So that I may bring you with me into heaven

You are forgiven through the atonement of my blood
Be renewed by the flow of this cleansing flood
These cracks in the broken vessel that you see
Are there to share the blessings flowing from Me

By grace you are mended and made whole
Healed is this broken vessel, known as your soul
This promise upon which you can forever stand
You will be made perfect in the Potter’s hand


Greetings and peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Oh how I love Jesus…when I think of that hymn I can’t help myself. “Oh how I love Jesus, because He first loved me.” What awesome splendor, what awesome majesty, what awesome love. Because He first loved me…

Doesn’t this just move in your heart? He first loved me…before I was restored in Him, before I was forgiven; before I washed clean by His blood. He loved me when I was trapped in my sin. He loved me when I was mean. He loved me when I was a drunk. He loved me when I blatantly rebelled. He loved me first, now I have to love Him.

Too many times the enemy gets in my ear telling me I’m not worthy. I can’t be used by God because of all I’ve done. Too many whispers, too many lies, but they cannot stand before the Truth. He first loved me. I am a broken vessel, but I can and am used by God for His plans. I am a broken vessel but I am in the Potter’s hands.

I want to thank first God for this message, without Him I am nothing and can do nothing. It was Godly inspiration that made me want a broken vessel poem. Then Thomas Kittrel, I want to thank you for that beautiful image of a broken vessel that you have used with one of my poems at www.dustonthebible.com that was a confirmation for me about the theme. The Holy Spirit kept this concept with me for a while now. After prayer and fasting this poem was revealed.

I love writing for the Lord. I am always surprised at what He allows me to pen in His name. I am always blessed by the poems He writes through me. I will go back once in a while and read and stand amazed that God used me to write such articles. I know without God none of my writing would be possible. This poem is probable one of my favorites that the Lord has given me.

I want to start this year off with a big thank you to all my brothers and sisters hear at faithwriters. You have been so kind and uplifting for me. I wish I could read each and every article posted here and have enough comments to do each of you justice. Thank you for taking the time to write comments for me and for all the writers you encourage. I will try my best to keep up with each of you as well.

May our Father continue to bless and use each of you for His service and for His glory. Peace and blessings to each of you.

In Christ’s service,

© 2007 Christian Coutts

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Gloria Laroza T. 13 Jan 2007
Christian, this is absolutely beautiful, and my favorite poem. It's annointed, heartfelt and the message is truly from above. Keep on writing for Jesus! You are blessing many readers here. Your sister in Christ, Gloria
Thomas Kittrell 12 Jan 2007
Christian, you have indeed written from the heart. A yielded heart yields spiritual fruit. Like you, I wish I could read and comment on every article at FaithWriters this year. Time does not seem to permit that this year, but I will do what I can. Thanks for sharing with us your heart.


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