Monday, November 1 |

A Broken Heart

The following is an excerpt from today's devo from Oswald Chambers:

"Why shouldn't we experience heartbreak? Through those doorways God is opening up ways of fellowship with His Son. Most of us collapse at the first grip of pain. We sit down at the door  of God's purpose and enter a slow death through self-pity. And all the so-called Christian sympathy of others helps us to our deathbed. But God will not. He comes with the grip of the pierced hand of His Son, as if to say, "Enter into fellowship with Me; arise and shine." If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart, then why not thank Him for breaking yours?"

Wow.

Think of the people you know, and those you've heard of, whose hearts have been broken, whom God used in a tremendous way to reach others. He says if we love Him, we must take up our cross and follow Him. 'Our cross' denotes suffering. Our hearts (my heart) must be broken if there's to be intimacy with Him, and to be used of Him.
                                   This is my desire.

                                    Fight the good fight
                                    Jenny

1 comments:

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

Jenny,

This is some hard truth! But truth, indeed.

1Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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