Tag Archive for: Broken

Beauty through Brokenness

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

I came across a journal entry I made in 2006.  This was written in the midst of some physical pain that I was going through.  After reading this journal entry, I felt that many of you could benefit from what God was doing in my heart on December 21st, 2006.  I pray these words greatly encourage you!

Dear God, This morning I felt like I still wasn’t getting “it”.  Yeah, I’m waking up in the same pain and in the same willingness to surrender, but something was lacking.  So today I stopped, I rocked in my chair and listened until I knew what was missing.  All this time I haven’t understood my own brokenness.

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Broken Pieces Make…

 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.  One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:  ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’  Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:34-40

…a Beautiful Work of Art in the Master’s Hands!!!

Take time to imagine what it would have been like to be an eye witness on this crime scene.  Here Jesus is, a man without sin, healing the sick, casting out demons, feeding the hungry, teaching the lost, and those who were more concerned about the law tried to trap Him.  They didn’t like how He showed up on the scene.  They wanted to expose Him as a fraud, so they continued to scheme behind the scenes.   When Jesus silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees decided to take a shot at Him.  They even sent their very best to ask the question they thought would get Jesus into trouble. Read more