He went to kindergarten in her backpack. ( Log Out / )), (Waking the Dead by John Eldredge, p. 132-134), I am a Christ-Follower seeking to live a God-First Life. Brokenness is a sign of His love and activity in your life. October 7, 2010 in Uncategorized. Brokenness might not be a foreign concept to us, but it is often a misunderstood one. What has broken your heart?)). He knows the end result of brokenness in your life and is committed to you experiencing all the blessings He has for you. Brokenness is a sign of His love and activity in your life. Posted on November 15, 2012 May 31, 2013 by Bob Thyer. ( Log Out / You don’t toot your own horn. No Brokenness. He took all the family trips with her. He knows if you are left on your own, you would yield to pride and selfish feelings. (Waking the Dead by John Eldredge, p. 131-133), I am a Christ-Follower seeking to live a God-First Life. You have a more complete comprehension of yourself. Psalm 34:18 says, ... Jesus spoke about many of the signs of His return in Matthew 24 and one of the signs would be when the love of many would grow cold (Matt 24:12). Anytime we find ourselves doing something we wish we could stop but cannot, it ought to raise some concerns. View All Posts. For those unable to resist a jelly donut – certainly, that is a hunger for more than sweets. The drive keeping you late at the office – what is it you are hoping for? Let’s Not Miss The Real Meanings Of Brokenness. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Or fear? Not a Dr. Jekyll-Mr.Hyde, just a man so completely different depending on what part of his heart he’s living out of. 3. The meaning of brokenness in the Bible could be fleshed out into books upon books. It was the kind of blow that shatters a little girl’s heart. And you may be thinking, I wish all I was doing was collecting puppies, given the dark and dangerous things you often find yourself doing. A man I respect had struggled deeply with a sinful lifestyle for some time. 4. God says that He is close to those who are brokenhearted and the contrite of heart. ( Log Out / In Pursuit of a God-First Life as a Fully-Devoted Follower of Jesus Christ. 40 Daily Lessons, Designed to Answer Life's Questions. Last week I talked about who we are, that at our root we are baptized children of God, marked with the cross of Christ and sealed by God’s Holy Spirit. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It may seem as though the brokenness will continue forever, but it won’t. He wants spiritual brokenness, the kind of brokenness He can use. Life is a journey we can travel together! This is the enemy’s lie sent in an effort to cause you to become discouraged and give up. God uses brokenness to reveal your need for Him. We’re here to help you find ways to make sense of tough life issues, discover insights from God’s Word, the Bible and connect with others who are experiencing life’s journey. You listen to others. You will soon discover that only Jesus Christ can take your weakness and turn it into strength, hope, and honor. For someone to finally say, “We’re so proud of you?”, ((What is your heart crying for today? He knows all about you–where you have come from and how you got there. A man I spoke with recently is just like that; he’s so hard to read, you never know what you’re going to get. It’s not bad to keep and eye on things; but being so totally consumed to the point that everything else – everyone else – suffers, that’s not good. Scripture is brimming with themes of broken people, situations, hearts – and, most importantly, a broken Savior. ((What about your emotions that come out of nowhere? We hope you’ll come back again and again! The amount of pain you experience in times of brokenness depends on what is being broken (jealousy, pride, greed, lustful thoughts and actions, etc.) In Pursuit of a God-First Life as a Fully-Devoted Follower of Jesus Christ. Approval? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Signs Of Brokenness. ( Log Out / Questions are good! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. He breaks your self-reliance because He loves you. The assault brought terror into her relationship with her daddy, cast a shadow over her whole young world, shattered all security. Change ). Let us know your thoughts or concerns and we’ll connect with you. 1. The amount of pain you experience in times of brokenness depends on what is being broken (jealousy, pride, greed, lustful thoughts and actions, etc.) and how long it has been a part of your life. Another indication of brokenness is the “on again, off again” personality. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account.