Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Friday, May 12, 2006

Brokenness is blessing

"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." Psalms 51:17

There is one thing in today's society that can be said for all people, that we are a weak and wounded people.

Our weakness is simply our human condition as fragile, and incomplete.

Our weaknesses emerges from overblown reactions to trivial offenses, petty thoughts, fatigue and being judgmental, and the emotional state in which we are in.

We have wounds that are emotional, physical, and spiritual that have scarred our past.

All of us at some point in our life been rejected by a loved one, or by someone whom you have wanted to love you. A death of a family member, physical restraints due to getting older, or even remarks that have slapped you in the face or wounded your heart.

Human weakness is not a sin, but in our weakness we do sin.

Our wounds are often the result of sin, either ours or someone else's.

Our wound and weakness are entirely ours, denying them doesn't change the fact that they are there.

Our wounds speak of things that are very deep and very personal. As if they are "our stories".

Our wounds and weakness are interwoven into our life as to posture and choose how we move forward.

In our society it is not safe to be weak. It stead of binding us together with God and others it separates us.

Do we think that our weakness has labeled us as incompetent in today's society?

We are afraid of facing our wounds and living with limitations today, as society has said that broken is just broken; that there is no remedy for that which is weak do any better and that the powerful will trample on the weak to get what they want.

Being weak can be filled with wholeness and abundance.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." II Corinthians 12:9

Brokenness is a spiritual condition that emerges from our wounds and weakness.

Brokenness is in two parts:

We live in awareness of our wounds and weakness and the sins that come from them.
We come to the end of ourselves, then end of our own energy and trying it our own way.
We come to the end realizing that all our being, realizing that our only hope for life, for change, and for meaning of life is Jesus!

That we need a Savior!

The holding onto Christ is brokenness.

Many of us reject brokenness as a value, as a key of the kingdom. We believe that it is a negative part of today's society.

Many of us fear brokenness, we think that it distorts the image of God.

Brokenness is surrendering to God everything that we are, our entire being.

Brokenness will keep us dependent upon Christ .

Brokenness is the one and only true source of life and transformation.

Have you been broken before your heavenly Father?

1 Comments:

  • At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Virginia said…

    Gail,
    this article certainly spoke to me and I thank you for letting God speak through you. from being wounded, rejected, downtrodden, leads to physical illnesses and emotional exhaustion, where there is just nothing left to give. I'm trying to fight through that, but I know that only God in His strength can bring me out. I pray for the strength to see His gifts to me and to be able to use them to His glory. Thanks

     

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