Tag: brokenness

devotion Oct 1, 2015

love never fails 2

You used to dream of being in a dark room and running to switch on the light. When you flipped the switch, it remained dark and you would feel deep terror. As you came to know Me, in this dream, you would flip the switch and feel terror and turn and find comfort in Me. As you grew, you would flip the switch and only feel disappointment. Eventually you would flip the switch and feel nothing, until one night you were content to sit with Me in the dark and not even try the light. Then you no longer had this dream. I have been teaching you this same principal in life, through your brokenness. I am causing you to see the treasures of darkness and the beauty of brokenness. For a broken and contrite heart is of great worth to Me. I want you to set aside blame and especially un-forgiveness and open your eyes to find Me in the darkness. I am always with you. I always give you hope. I never give up on you and I ALWAYS LOVE YOU. ~Jesus

Psalm 91:9 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High will abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 23:4,5 Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Isaiah 45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches from secret places, so that you may know that I, Yahweh, call you by your name.

Psalm 139:12 even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.

Advertisements

devotion Sept 30, 2015

ocean life 7

I saw you slip off the rock and into the river’s current. I was behind you and pulled you back. I am stronger than the current. I placed your feet back upon the Rock and I have held them there so you can regain your strength. I have made provision for you and will continue to supply My grace.  You can know peace as you rest in My sovereignty. You can know safety as you come under the shadow of My wings. And you can do all things through My strength for My grace is sufficient for you. My grace is not a blanket that you pull up over your head, but it is the actual power to accomplish what you are unable to accomplish in your own ability. I have pulled you out of the water and placed your feet on the Rock. Now, I am calling you to stand up! Lift up a shout of praise, even in your distress, because you are being delivered from your enemies. You will see My goodness in the land of the living! Don’t despise your brokenness, because it is beautiful to Me. The religious spirit that seeps into My churches will tell you that broken is wrong, that broke is ugly, but this is an absolute lie! Broken is beautiful to Me. A broken and contrite spirit I don’t despise!  Standing in your brokenness is your testimony of Me, of My faithfulness. I love you. ~Jesus

Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

1 John 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

devotion Sept 29, 2015

ocean life 10

I am aware of everything that touches you. I go before you and I am behind you. I have hemmed you in. I am aware of your feelings and thoughts even before you think them. I know that you feel cramped and even crushed by your circumstances. But I have placed you here so that you can learn how to navigate among the structures of earth and man. So that you can learn that you are in the world but not of it. So that you can learn how to humble yourself under My mighty hand so that in the right time I can lift you up. I’ve not called you to rebel but to surrender to Me, and to receive Me in every place that you find yourself.  As you receive Me in your circumstances, you will come to know the peace that passes all understanding. In My peace, in Your circumstances the new creation, of you and My Son, will grow and will outgrow your circumstances and have to move to a larger place. Don’t despise your brokenness, remember it is beautiful to Me. ~God

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.

devotion Sept 28 2015

half light (1 of 1)-2

I am bringing you into wholeness and am calling you to minister from your broken places. I am not pleased by any religious spirit. So often broken hearts hide behind a religious spirit. A religious spirit tells you to present yourself as healed and holy and will try to convince you that because of your service and efforts that you are healed and holy. Until you are aware of being broken you will not be healed. A tree is known by its fruit. Your heart feels safe behind a religious spirit, hiding under good works. But I know your heart and see your broken life. I want you to look and know the truth of where you are. To acknowledge to yourself that you are broken and in need of My healing. I want you to recognize that you can’t make it right and lean into Me in your need. As you come into revelation of where you are, then I can begin to lead you beyond, to redemption and restoration. Don’t despise your brokenness. When I see it, I see something that is truly of worth. A beauty that believes in Me and knows that I work all things together for good.~ Jesus your Redeemer and Friend

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into wonderful light.

John 3:21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.