Brokenness Before Blessings And Butt-Nakedness Before Breakthrough

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Brokenness Before Blessings And Butt-Nakedness Before Breakthrough

Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties, and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

 

Have you been stagnant in the same place and are tired, desperately looking for a breakthrough? Have you tried everything within your power chasing after success, but it has proven elusive?

 

Let’s first understand the basics. What does breakthrough mean? It is an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle.

What does a blessing mean? It means ‘to be favoured’ by God, the source of all blessings.

The bible tells us that we inherit God’s blessings when we are born again and make Jesus Lord of our life.

Galatians 3:13
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs upon a tree”) that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly place in Christ…

The two verses are very integral to our walk with God. Why do I say that? We are all products of sin and born into a sinful world, inherited sin. But God in His loving mercy sent His only son to die on the cross and take all our sins upon himself. He was crucified on the cross, hanging there on that cross, He became a curse for us, creating a path that we can be reconciled back to Him. Upon that cross, Jesus said it was finished, all our frustrations, our pains, our heartaches and disappointments. Everything the enemy would accuse us of was already paid in full. The ultimate sacrifice has already been made. All we need to do is believe that Jesus paid it all, made the sacrifice for us to be saved, and claim the salvation already won for us.

 

What does God value in a man?

 

God values brokenness. The most important quality in you is your dependence on God. It is that you look beyond your strengths or weaknesses and esteem Christ to be of more worth to you than any of your capabilities.
God values humility and faith. To walk in faith and trust, you must first humble yourself before God. You should be as Jesus was on the earth when he declared, “Not my will but Yours be done” just before His crucifixion.

 

What is the character of God? One of the character traits of God is that He resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.

Psalm 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart – these O God, You will not despise.

 

The verse above shows us another character of God that He does not despise a broken spirit and a contrite heart.

 

The Lord honors anyone who approaches the throne of mercy with humility and brokenness. To touch the heart of God, you must first surrender to His will, accepting that it is not your will but God’s will, be done.

Isaiah 66:1-2
Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist”, says the LORD.

But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit and who trembles at my word.

Isaiah 66 teaches us something about God that is so profound; He owns the heavens and the earth, what is so special that we can offer to Him that would please Him?

The Lord loves a contrite spirit; he will always look upon the one who repents and turns back to Him. He will never turn away the repentant soul.

When we come to God repentant and humble, He hears our prayers and blessings flow. Why would anyone stay away from the presence of the Lord?

I want to encourage you not to allow your own capabilities or failures to stop you because the most important thing you will ever do in your life is to allow the Lord to come into your heart and your life.

Paul got it when he said that he was crucified in Christ that the life he lived, he lived by the faith of the son of God who died and gave Himself for His sake.

This should always be our reality that even though externally you look like every other man/woman, internally, you have been crucified with Christ.

Even though you live, the life you live is Christ-centered and you live by faith not by sight.

 

Shalom!

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