Tuesday’s theme is supposed to be “Tell Yourself the Truth” or “Truth be Told.” I find it disturbing that my head feels full of lies, like little wormy-maggots. Not all the time, but in comparison to the truths that I have allowed to take root firmly in my mind and life… well, I have some pretty nasty parasitic lies still in there.
unusable, trashed, or if sentimental enough, a broken treasure can become a decoration or be tucked quietly away as a keepsake. but for all it longs to be, was meant to be: it is useless. an object of pity, a lesson learned, never to be repeated. to be honest, this is why i still fight brokenness in so many ways. Crucify, Broken
Forgive me Father, I don’t even recognize the brokenness opportunities – I am so busy avoiding them.
The truth is:
God requires Brokenness. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” Ps. 51:17
God knows that Brokenness is good for me. Only when my stubborn will is broken, and He is allowed to step in and rebuild me in the image of Christ and like the master potter, mold me according to His pleasure – then will I know true joy and peace and He will be glorified. I love what John Piper says, “God is most glorified in me, when I am most satisfied in Him.”
How do you view brokenness? Has God broken you in some way? Then, do you struggle to muster all your energy to heal, or allow Him to remake you differently than you were before? Do you still need to be broken? How do you feel about things that you have broken?