*When Jesus was having what is commonly called the Last Supper with His Disciples, the Bible says He broke the bread, blessed it, and gave it to them. Think about that: broken, blessed, and given. God has to break us, He blesses us, and then He gives us to the world to help it. An independent, self-confident person is not one that is broken. When we are broken, we are dependent on God, our confidence is in Him, and we are pliable and moldable in His hands.
Ask God to break you, bless you, and give you to the world as a blessing. Ask Him to break your heart with the things that break His.* - Joyce Meyer from her book i dare you
I don't know if you have ever truly been broken. I have several times. Just to name a couple....when I was saved, when I went to UAMS to have our trio and everything that encompassed that experience, with our finances, and now again with the test that our son Asher has coming up.
So many people think that brokenness is a sign of weakness. And I guess in a sense it is. It is acknowledging our own weaknesses, surrendering to God, and letting Him take over. Brokenness and Surrender are the only forms of weakness that actually make us stronger, because they bring us closer to our Father. And it is a fight to surrender. We have to allow it. For some of us it comes easier, maybe because we've been through it already. But easier doesn't mean easy.
When the doctor told me all the information about Cystic Fibrosis, that there is even a chance of Asher having it, that he does show some signs, and what it would mean for him if the test comes back positive that he has it.....my heart broke. I truly wanted to explode with tears. Right there in the doctors office. It was not easy. BUT, as soon as the overwhelming emotions came over me I remembered that I have a power on my side. On Asher's side. A power that far outweighs anything the doctors could tell us. And that power is God. That power is prayer. That power is healing. Right then I began praying over his little body believing. I choose to surrender. Surrendering didn't mean that I couldn't break down and cry, but my son needed me to break down and PRAY.
Each time I have been broken, I have been blessed, and have used the experience as a testimony... (Given)
I know someone else needs to hear this today. Let yourself be broken, God will bless you, and He will use you to light the world.
Hebrews 10:38 But my righteous one will live by faith.
Exodus 15:26 I am the Lord thy Physician.
Chris and I will be taking Asher, and Gabriel and Trinity to LR a week from Friday for the test.. We are supposed to know that day the results.
And for those who haven't been keeping up, we will be having a garage sale to help us with funding for this trip. The garage sale will be this coming Saturday, July 10th....will open early!
His peace strengthens my faith and allows me to brake and surrender. This peace tells me to come boldly with His word. His peace declares love. The love of my Father.