Let the healing begin.
I have been broken for the nth time.
This morning, God recalled to me a devotion I had last September 2013 through a worship podcast from Destiny Church Manila. Oh how it reminded me of my thirst for breakthrough! For His righteousness.
Only by the blood of Jesus there is cleansing, purification and healing.
Many times, God may put us to a state of undesirable position but those are the times that we need most to realize our brokenness and need of Him.
God has done miracles in us but because of the brokenness we experience we fail to see His work in us. We tend to repeat the same sin and fail to understand when indeed God wants us to understand our situation and learn from it for us to witness breakthrough and not demotion.
Jesus himself experienced brokenness for us to receive breakthrough. He shouldered our sins. He is the greatest picture of brokenness.
He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well; because of his wounds we have been healed. -Isaiah 53:5
So let us not give the enemy a foothold. But let even this moment of failures, be a lesson of firm faith, spiritual maturity and multiplication.
Our breakthrough may be just on our side but because our eyes are closed we fail to see it. Instead of being dragged to sin, may we understand why God is allowing brokenness in our lives.
The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit – O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject. -Psalms 51:17
God desires a broken spirit and a contrite heart.
Brokenness is an attitude. We don’t need to walk in circumstances for us to get broken. We just need to humble ourselves. Our heart itself is the very key. God is attracted to a broken heart. It’s the position where God communes.
Seek God with a repentant heart where prayer is sweet and worship is lovely. Go to that place of brokenness.
1. Brokenness will lead to satisfaction (Matthew 14:18-21)
They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces left over, twelve baskets full.
We are so full that we tend not to be satisfied. We are self-made man and we have so many plans for ourselves. We fail to seek for God’s plan for us to gain that satisfaction and contentment.
We must be broken to be satisfied. God wants us to be satisfied. Jesus broke the bread to satisfy 5000 men.
he took the seven loaves and the fish, and after giving thanks, he broke them and began giving them to the disciples, who then gave them to the crowds. -Matthew 15:36
They all were satisfied. This apply to us till now. God releases breakthrough even in our brokenness. He satisfies us.
2. Brokenness will lead to understanding
Power in declaration. There is power in our words.
Understanding – to make experience be further known to something intelligible
When he learned of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you arguing about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Have your hearts been hardened? -Mark 8:17
This is the catch: we might know that God can do miracles in us yet fail to understand His lordship.
Our breakthroughs are waiting for us.
3. Brokenness will lead to revelation
Revelation – already present yet we tend to less realize its presence at once, up to until for the first time we learn it
When he had taken his place at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Then he vanished out of their sight. -Luke 24:30-31
Jesus used the breaking of bread a lot of times for us to see that He is with us in this brokenness and breakthrough.
4. Brokenness will lead to multiplication
For us to grow, to mature and to multiply, God allows brokenness.
They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. -Acts 2:42
praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved. -Acts 2:47
They sought multiplication as they pursued brokenness. Brokenness is a gift from God. And this is for breakthrough.
We enlarge our boundaries when we are at the point of multiplication. The walls break. As we push brokenness, God releases His breakthrough.
Up until the brokenness happen, multiplication will only come.
5. Brokenness will lead to encouragement
After he said this, Paul took bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all, broke it, and began to eat. So all of them were encouraged and took food themselves. -Acts 27:35-36
Our brokenness will lead us to a point of encouragement not just to our life but to people who see us. They will see us multiplying and experiencing breakthroughs.
There will be forgiveness of sin.
He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wounds. -Psalms 147:3